Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Biogeosciences, 15, 1683–1700, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1683-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 1683–1700, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1683-2018

Research article 21 Mar 2018

Research article | 21 Mar 2018

A comprehensive biogeochemical record and annual flux estimates for the Sabaki River (Kenya)

Trent R. Marwick et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (30 Dec 2017) by Gwenaël Abril
AR by Trent R. Marwick on behalf of the Authors (28 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Feb 2018) by Gwenaël Abril
AR by Trent R. Marwick on behalf of the Authors (23 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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A 2-year biogeochemical record provides annual sediment and element flux estimates for the non-dammed Sabaki River, Kenya, establishing a baseline for future research in light of impending construction of the first major upstream reservoir. Over 80 % of material fluxes occur across the wet season, with annual yields comparable to the adjacent, and dammed, Tana River. Observations at low-flow periods suggest large mammalian herbivores may be vectors of terrestrial subsidies to the water column.
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