Evaluating subalpine lake delta carbon storage in the Colorado Front Range and Washington Central Cascades
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Mountainous regions are important contributors to the terrestrial organic carbon (OC) sink that affect global climate through the regulation of carbon-based greenhouse gases. However, mountain OC dynamics are poorly quantified. I sought to explore OC storage in subalpine lake deltas in the Washington Central Cascades and Colorado Front Range with the objectives of determining the magnitude of carbon storage and understanding the differences in storage between the two ranges. I used field, laboratory, and GIS techniques to determine the magnitude of and controls on the subaerial portion of the ...