Biogeochemistry of Major World Rivers

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This extract of the SCOPE/UNEP project ''Transport of Carbon and Minerals in Major World Rivers, Lakes, and Estuaries'' provides a comprehensive overview of the biogeochemistry of major rivers and their role in the biogeochemical cycles of its life-supporting animals for the first time. Rivers are viewed by continent or under certain scientific aspects. Concrete data on the chemistry and fluxes of major world rivers are given in addition to a more theoretical approach to the ...
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Overview

This extract of the SCOPE/UNEP project ''Transport of Carbon and Minerals in Major World Rivers, Lakes, and Estuaries'' provides a comprehensive overview of the biogeochemistry of major rivers and their role in the biogeochemical cycles of its life-supporting animals for the first time. Rivers are viewed by continent or under certain scientific aspects. Concrete data on the chemistry and fluxes of major world rivers are given in addition to a more theoretical approach to the riverine system.
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Summarizes and synthesizes an immense amount of data collected in a ten-year project, "Transport of Carbon and Minerals in Major World Rivers," undertaken by the environment committee of the International Council of Scientific Unions and the UN Environment Program. Abstracted from papers presented at eight workshops, 1982-88, assesses the discharge by rivers into oceans of organic matter (dissolved and particulate), nutrients, and minerals. The chapters vary in the degree of technical terminology, but are generally addressed to river specialists in a number of disciplines, and include analyses of spatial variability, remote sensing, chemical analysis, a major case study of the Amazon, and reviews of studies on other river systems around the world. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780471926764
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/6/1991
  • Series: SCOPE Series , #46
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 0.54 (w) x 0.84 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Spatial Variability of River Plumes and Eutrophication (K. Szekielda & D. McGinnis).

Remote Sensing of Water Substances in Rivers, Estuarine and Coastal Waters (J. Fischer, et al.).

The Biogeochemistry of a Major River System: The Amazon Case Study (J. Richey, et al.).

Carbon and Mineral Transport in Major North American, Russian Arctic, and Siberian Rivers: The St.

Lawrence, the Mackenzie, the Yukon, the Arctic Alaskan Rivers, the Arctic Basin Rivers in the Soviet Union, and the Yenisei (S. Telang, et al.).

Biogeochemical Aspects of South American Rivers: The Paraná and the Orinoco (P. Depetris & J. Paolini).

Biogeochemistry of Major African Rivers: Carbon and Mineral Transport (O. Martins & J. Probst).

Carbon Transport by the Himalayan Rivers (V. Subramanian & V. Ittekkot).

Biogeochemistry of European Rivers (S. Kempe, et al.).

Dissolved Organic Carbon in Rivers (A. Spitzy & J. Leenheer).

Fate of Riverine Particulate Organic Matter (V. Ittekkot & R. Laane).

Stable Carbon Isotopes in Rivers and Estuaries (W. Mook & F. Tan).

Minerals in Rivers (G. Irion).

Particulate Matter Processes in Estuaries (D. Eisma & G. Cadée).

Modeling Terrestrial Sources of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Sulphur and Organic Carbon to Rivers (G. Esser & G. Kohlmaier).

Summary: Biogeochemistry of Major World Rivers (E. Degens, et al.).

Index of Rivers, Lakes and Estuaries.

Subject Index.

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