Zhang, J., Wu, Y., Jennerjahn, Tim C., Ittekkot, V. and He, Q. (2007) Distribution of organic matter in the Changjiang (Yangtze River) Estuary and their stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic ratios: Implications for source discrimination and sedimentary dynamics. Marine Chemistry, 106 (1-2). pp. 111-126. DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2007.02.003.

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Organic carbon and total nitrogen as well as stable carbon (δ13Corg) and nitrogen (δ15N) isotopic ratios were determined on suspended matter, settling particles and bottom sediments collected from the Changjiang (Yangtze River) Estuary during the summer flood period in 2001. From the results, three sources of suspended matter, riverine, deltaic (salt marshes) and marine (East China Sea — ECS) were distinguished. The resuspended particulate organic matter contents in the water column increased with the amount of total suspended matter (TSM) indicating the role of dispersive and/or turbulent mixing and its control over the high TSM concentration in the Changjiang Estuary. This and an active resuspension/deposition in the estuary determine the nature of organic matter in suspended materials reaching the East China Sea.

Document Type: Article
Programme Area: UNSPECIFIED
Research affiliation: Biogeochemistry and Geology > Ecological Biogeochemistry
Affiliations > Not ZMT
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2007.02.003
ISSN: 03044203
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 13:40
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 13:00
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/3542

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