Biogeochemical Dynamics at Major River-Coastal Interfaces by Thomas Bianchi,Mead Allison,Wei-Jun Cai

By Thomas Bianchi,Mead Allison,Wei-Jun Cai

This quantity presents a cutting-edge precis of biogeochemical dynamics at significant river-coastal interfaces for complicated scholars and researchers. River platforms play an immense function (via the carbon cycle) within the normal self-regulation of Earth's floor stipulations by way of serving as a massive sink for anthropogenic CO2. nearly ninety percentage of world carbon burial happens in ocean margins, with nearly all of this considered buried in huge delta-front estuaries (LDEs). This ebook presents info on how people have altered carbon biking, sediment dynamics, CO2 budgets, wetland dynamics, and meals and hint aspect biking on the land-margin interface. a few of the globally very important LDEs are mentioned throughout more than a few latitudes, elevation and weather within the drainage basin, coastal oceanographic surroundings, and nature and measure of human alteration. it's this breadth of exam that offers the reader with a complete figuring out of the overarching controls on significant river biogeochemistry.

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