Articles | Volume 16, issue 13
Research article
12 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 12 Jul 2019

Distribution, seasonality, and fluxes of dissolved organic matter in the Pearl River (Zhujiang) estuary, China

Yang Li, Guisheng Song, Philippe Massicotte, Fangming Yang, Ruihuan Li, and Huixiang Xie


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Short summary
We surveyed the spatial and seasonal variations and estimated the seaward export of DOM in the of Pearl River estuary (PRE), China. The concentration of DOM in this estuary decreases from land to sea but the change in its chemical character is marginal. The concentration and export of DOM are the lowest among the world's major rivers. Yet DOM delivered from the PRE is protein-rich and can be readily used by microbes, thereby exerting a potentially important impact on the local marine ecosystem.
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