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Andreas Michael Holbach

Highly time-resolved analysis of seasonal water dynamics and algal kinetics based on in-situ multi-sensor-system monitoring data in Lake Taihu, China

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  • Jingwei Yang, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe , Germany
  • Andreas Michael Holbach
  • Andre Wilhelms, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe , Germany
  • Yanwen Qin, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China
  • Binghui Zheng, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China
  • Zou Hua, Jiangnan University, China
  • Boqiang Qin, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Guangwei Zhu, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Stefan Norra, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe , Germany

Predicting algal blooms is challenging due to rapid growth rates under suitable conditions and the complex physical, chemical, and biological processes involved. Physico-chemical parameters, monitored in this study by a high-resolution in-situ multi-sensor system and derived from lab-based water sample analyses, show the seasonal variation and have different degrees of vertical gradients across the water column. Through analyzing the changes and relations between multi-factors, we reveal pictures of water quality dynamics and algal kinetics. Nitrate has regular seasonal changes different to the seasonal patterns of total dissolved Phosphorus. Positive correlations are found between Chlorophyll a fluorescence and temperature, wind-induced resuspension and mixing promote the augment of Cyanobacteria fluorescence (Phycocyanin) signal. While the resuspension can also result in the increase of turbidity and affect the light environment for hydrophytes, the algal scums are the main reason for the high turbidity on the surface, which lower the illumination radiation in the water body. Those parameters are the primary dominants responsible for the change of algae from our monitoring data, which could be used as indicators for the dynamic changes of algae in the future.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume660
Pages (from-to)329-339
Number of pages11
ISSN0048-9697
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • Algal bloom, Eutrophication, Lake dynamics, On-line monitoring, Resuspension events, Stratification

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