Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 15, 1093–1114, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1093-2018

Special issue: Human impacts on carbon fluxes in Asian river systems

Biogeosciences, 15, 1093–1114, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1093-2018

Research article 22 Feb 2018

Research article | 22 Feb 2018

Carbon dynamics and CO2 and CH4 outgassing in the Mekong delta

Alberto V. Borges et al.

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The Mekong River is among the largest on Earth and is vital for the economy of Vietnam and South East Asia and the livelihood of the local population (70 million across six countries). Numerous dams for hydropower are planned, which will affect the delivery of water and sediments to the Mekong delta, with numerous possible consequences. We report the dynamics of two greenhouse gases (CO2 and CH4) in the Mekong delta that can be used as a reference state to evaluate future changes.
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