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Advanced Molecular Techniques Provide New Rigorous Tools For Characterizing Organic Matter Quality In Complex Systems

Title: Advanced Molecular Techniques Provide New Rigorous Tools For Characterizing Organic Matter Quality In Complex Systems.
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Name(s): Wilson, Rachel M., author
Tfaily, Malak M., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
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Journal Article
Date Issued: 2018-06-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Carbon flux rates are widely understood to be substrate controlled; however, characterizing substrate quality continues to be a challenge. We suggest that, while optical measurements have their place, they are not the only, or the best, tool for characterizing organic matter quality. Nominal oxidation state of the carbon provides a thermodynamically relevant measure, which could be used as a metric of organic matter quality. Calculating nominal oxidation state of the carbon requires a suite of advanced complementary analysis but is then trivial to calculate from the resulting data sets.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_wos_000438667200001 (IID), 10.1029/2018JG004525 (DOI)
Keywords: soils, decomposition, transformation, dissolved organic matter, methane, radiocarbon, humic substances, ionization, carbon dynamics, fticrms, humics, northern minnesota peatland, OM quality, optical measurements, resolution mass-spectrometry
Publication Note: The publisher’s version of record is available at https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JG004525
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_wos_000438667200001
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences.
2169-8953
Issue: iss. 6, vol. 123

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Wilson, R. M., & Tfaily, M. M. (2018). Advanced Molecular Techniques Provide New Rigorous Tools For Characterizing Organic Matter Quality In Complex Systems. Journal Of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_wos_000438667200001