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Riverine inputs of total organic carbon and suspended particulate matter from the Pearl River Delta to the coastal ocean off South China.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18374367     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 1008 samples were collected from the eight major riverine runoff outlets in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) during 2005-2006 to estimate the fluxes of total organic carbon (TOC) to the coastal ocean off South China. The average dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentration was 1.67 mg/L with a range of 1.38-2.13 mg/L. Concentrations of particulate organic carbon (POC) ranged from 2.66-4.12% of total suspended particulate matter (SPM). The fluxes of TOC and SPM from the PRD via the eight outlets were 9.2 x 10(5) and 2.5 x 10(7)tons/yr, respectively. Temporal variations in POC and DOC were observed at all outlets due to the large variability in runoff levels because of the seasonality of rainfall, and the riverine discharge amount was an important factor controlling TOC flux. The net contribution of organic carbon from the PRD to the coastal ocean represented approximately 0.1-0.2% of total organic carbon transported by rivers worldwide.
Hong-Gang Ni; Feng-Hui Lu; Xian-Lin Luo; Hui-Yu Tian; Eddy Y Zeng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-04-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Marine pollution bulletin     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0025-326X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mar. Pollut. Bull.     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-06     Completed Date:  2008-11-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0260231     Medline TA:  Mar Pollut Bull     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1150-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510640, China.
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MeSH Terms
Carbon / analysis*
Environmental Monitoring
Oceans and Seas
Organic Chemicals / analysis*
Particulate Matter / analysis*
Rivers / chemistry*
Seawater / chemistry*
Time Factors
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Organic Chemicals; 0/Particulate Matter; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical; 7440-44-0/Carbon

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