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Desorption of barium in the plume of the Zaire (Congo) river
Edmond, J.M.; Boyle, E.D.; Drummond, D.; Grant, B.; Mislick, T. (1978). Desorption of barium in the plume of the Zaire (Congo) river. Neth. J. Sea Res. 12(3-4): 324-328
In: Netherlands Journal of Sea Research. Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ): Groningen; Den Burg. ISSN 0077-7579, more
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  • Edmond, J.M.
  • Boyle, E.D.
  • Drummond, D.
  • Grant, B.
  • Mislick, T.

    Barium is desorbed from the suspended sediments of the Zaire during mixing of the fresh water plume with the ocean. The result is a pronounced maximum in the barium-salinity plot at 2‰ S. At higher salinities, the behaviour is conservative. The flux of dissolved barium is increased by 25% over the value for the river end-member. Similar behaviour is observed in the Amazon and also in the Mississippi (Hanor & Chan, 1977).

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