Biogeochemical Dynamics at Major River-Coastal Interfaces

Biogeochemical Dynamics at Major River-Coastal Interfaces : Linkages with Global Change

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This volume provides a state-of-the-art summary of biogeochemical dynamics at major river-coastal interfaces for advanced students and researchers. River systems play an important role (via the carbon cycle) in the natural self-regulation of Earth's surface conditions by serving as a major sink for anthropogenic CO2. Approximately 90 percent of global carbon burial occurs in ocean margins, with the majority of this thought to be buried in large delta-front estuaries (LDEs). This book provides information on how humans have altered carbon cycling, sediment dynamics, CO2 budgets, wetland dynamics, and nutrients and trace element cycling at the land-margin interface. Many of the globally important LDEs are discussed across a range of latitudes, elevation and climate in the drainage basin, coastal oceanographic setting, and nature and degree of human alteration. It is this breadth of examination that provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the overarching controls on major river biogeochemistry.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 250 b/w illus. 8 colour illus. 30 tables
  • 1139136852
  • 9781139136853

Table of contents

Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. An introduction to the biogeochemistry of river-coastal systems T. Bianchi, M. Allison and W. Cai; Part II. Water and Sediment Dynamics from Source to Sink: 2. Water and sediment dynamics through the wetlands and coastal water bodies of large rivers M. Allison, A. Kolker and E. Meselhe; 3. Freshwater and sediment dispersal in river plumes R. Hetland and T. J. Hsu; 4. Shelf and slope sedimentation associated with large deltaic systems J. P. Walsh, M. Allison, D. R. Corbett, C. Nittrouer and A. Ogston; 5. Changjiang and Huanghe Rivers: historical reconstruction of land-use change and sediment load to the sea H. Wang, Z. Yang and N. Bi; 6. Flux and fate of the Yellow (Huanghe) River derived materials to the sea: impacts of climate change and human activities P. Liu and H. Wang; 7. Sources and sinks of CO2 in coastal oceans impacted by large rivers W. Cai, A. Borges and C. T. Arthur Chen; 8. Impacts of watershed processes on exported riverine organic carbon N. Blair and E. L. Leithold; 9. Black carbon in large river systems S. Mitra, A. R. Zimmerman, S. Goodbred, Jr, G. Hunsinger and W. Woerner; Part III. Eastern Hemisphere Systems: 10. Carbon biogeochemistry in the continuum of the Changjiang (Yangtze River) watersheds across the East China Sea J. Zhang, Y. Wu, G. L. Zhang and Z. Y. Zhu; 11. Dynamics of phytoplankton blooms and nutrient limitations in the Pearl River estuarine coastal waters K. Yin, J. Xu and P. J. Harrison; 12. The Mekong River and its influence on the nutrient chemistry and matter cycling in the Vietnamese coastal zone M. Voss, D. Bombar, J. W. Dippner, D. Nhu Hai, Nguyen Ngoc Lam and N. Loick-Wilde; 13. Physical dynamics and biogeochemistry of the Pearl River plume M. Dai, J. Gan and A. Han; 14. The evolution of carbon signatures carried by the Ganges-Brahmaputra River system: a source-to-sink perspective V. Galy, C. France-Lanord, T. Eglinton and C. Hein; 15. Carbon and nutrient fluxes across tropical river-coastal boundaries in the Anthropocene D. M. Alongi, S. Bouillon, C. Duarte, A. Ramanathan and A. I. Robertson; Part IV. Western Hemisphere Systems: 16. Transport and biogeochemical cycles of organic carbon and nutrients in the lower Mississippi River S. Duan, M. A. Allison, T. S. Bianchi, B. A. McKee, A. M. Shiller, L. Guo and B. Rosenheim; 17. Climate change effects on the ecology of the Mississippi River delta J. M. Visser, W. Broussard, G. P. Shaffer and J. W. Day; 18. Nutrient and carbon dynamics in a large river-dominated coastal ecosystem S. Lohrenz, W. Cai, S. Chakraborty, K. Gundersen and M. Murrel; 19. Sedimentary carbon dynamics of the Atchafalaya and Mississippi River delta system and associated margin T. Bianchi, M. Goni, M. Allison, N. Chen and B. McKee; 20. Composition and fluxes of carbon and nutrients from the Yukon River Basin in a changing environment L. Guo, R. Striegl and R. Macdonald; 21. Fluxes, processing, and fate of riverine organic and inorganic carbon in the Arctic Ocean P. Hernes, P. Holmes, P. Raymond, R. Spencer and S. Tank; 22. Geochemistry of the Congo River, Estuary and Plume R. Spencer, A. Stubbins and J. Gaillardet; 23. The Nile delta in the Anthropocene: drivers of coastal change and impacts on land-ocean material transfer W. Moufaddal; 24. Fate of nutrients in the aquatic continuum of the Seine River and its estuary: modeling the impacts of human activity changes in the watershed J. Garnier, P. Passy, V. Thieu, J. Callens, M. Silvestre and G. Billen; 25. Anthropogenic changes in sediment and nutrient retention in the Rhine delta H. Middelkoop, M. van der Perk and G. Erkens.
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