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Volume 14, issue 6
Biogeosciences, 14, 1631–1645, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1631-2017
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Biogeosciences, 14, 1631–1645, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1631-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 29 Mar 2017

Research article | 29 Mar 2017

Effects of low oxygen concentrations on aerobic methane oxidation in seasonally hypoxic coastal waters

Lea Steinle et al.
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Large amounts of methane are produced in anoxic, coastal sediments, from which it can seep into the overlying water column. Aerobic oxidation of methane (MOx) mediated by methanotrophic bacteria is an important sink for methane before its evasion to the atmosphere. In a 2-year seasonal study, we investigated the spatio-temporal variability of MOx in a seasonally hypoxic coastal inlet using radiotracer-based methods. In experiments, we assessed the effect of variable oxygen concentrations on MOx.
Large amounts of methane are produced in anoxic, coastal sediments, from which it can seep into...
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