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Excess atmospheric carbon dioxide transported by rivers into the Scheldt Estuary = Excès de gaz carbonique atmosphérique apporté par les fleuves à l’estuaire de l’Escaut
Abril, G.; Etcheber, H.; Borges, A.V.; Frankignoulle, M. (2000). Excess atmospheric carbon dioxide transported by rivers into the Scheldt Estuary = Excès de gaz carbonique atmosphérique apporté par les fleuves à l’estuaire de l’Escaut. C. r. Acad. sci., Sér. 2, Sci. terre planètes 330(11): 761-768. dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1251-8050(00)00231-7
In: Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences. Série IIA. Sciences de la Terre et des Planètes = Earth and Planetary Science. Gauthiers-Villars: Paris. ISSN 1251-8050, more
Peer reviewed article  

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    VLIZ: Open Repository 125593 [ OMA ]

Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    carbon dioxide; respiration; soils; rivers; ventilation; estuaries

Authors  Top | Dataset 
  • Abril, G., more
  • Etcheber, H.
  • Borges, A.V., more
  • Frankignoulle, M., more

Abstract
    The transport of excess atmospheric CO2 (defined as the fraction of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) that can escape as CO2 to the atmosphere due to water-air equilibration), by the five rivers entering the Scheldt estuary is investigated. Excess CO2 originates from both respiration in the soil and the river and represents 10 % of the DIC and 6 % of the total carbon input into the estuary. The ventilation of this CO2 in the estuary is however a minor contribution (10 %) to the total estuarine emission to the atmosphere, compared to heterotrophic activity and acidification due to nitrification within the estuarine zone.

Dataset
  • BIOGEST project dataset: Biogas Transfer in Estuaries, more

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