Data file containing optical characterization of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM). Data include CDOM absorption coefficients, water column light attenuation coefficients, specific UV light absorbance (SUVA254), spectral slope ratio, and fluorescence index from waters near Toolik Lake on the North Slope of Alaska. A synthesis of the data presented here is published in Cory et al. 2013, PNAS 110:3429-3434, and in Cory et al. 2014, Science 345:925-928.
Dataset includes rates of benthic gross primary productivity (GPP) in mmol O2/m2/d by irrandiance (I) in uE/m2/s curves and benthic respiration rates in mmol/m2/d from lakes E-5, E-6, Toolik, Fog Lake 2, Horn, Perched and Luna during the summer of 2009-2010.