Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Research article
23 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 23 Feb 2018

Sources, fluxes, and behaviors of fluorescent dissolved organic matter (FDOM) in the Nakdong River Estuary, Korea

Shin-Ah Lee and Guebuem Kim


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (19 Oct 2017) by Koji Suzuki
AR by Guebuem Kim on behalf of the Authors (27 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Dec 2017) by Koji Suzuki
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (12 Dec 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Dec 2017) by Koji Suzuki
AR by Guebuem Kim on behalf of the Authors (26 Dec 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Jan 2018) by Koji Suzuki
Short summary
The fluorescent dissolved organic matter (FDOM) delivered from riverine discharges significantly affects carbon and biogeochemical cycles in coastal waters. Our results show that the terrestrial concentrations of humic-like FDOM in river water were 60–80 % higher in the summer and fall, while the in situ production of protein-like FDOM was 70–80 % higher in the spring. Our results suggest that there are large seasonal changes in riverine fluxes of FDOM components to the ocean.
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