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Organic carbon accumulation in Brazilian mangal sediments.
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  • Christian J. Sanders
  • Joseph M. Smoak
  • Luciana M. Sanders
  • A. Sathy Naidu
  • Sambasiva R. Patchineelam
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Joseph M. Smoak

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2010
Date Issued
January 2010
Date Available
January 2012
Abstract
This study reviews the organic carbon (OC) accumulation rates in mangrove forests, margins and intertidal mudflats in geographically distinct areas along the Brazilian coastline (Northeastern to Southern). Our initial results indicate that the mangrove forests in the Northeastern region of Brazil are accumulating more OC (353 g/m2/y) than in the Southeastern areas (192 g/m2/y) being that the sediment accumulation rates, 2.8 and 2.5 mm/y, and OC content ~7.1% and ~5.8% (dry sediment weight) were contributing factors to the discrepancies between the forests. The intertidal mudflats on the other hand showed substantially greater OC accumulation rates, sedimentation rates and content 1129 g/m2/y and 234 g/m2/y; 7.3 and 3.4 mm/y; 10.3% and ~2.7% (OC of dry sediment weight content), respectively, in the Northeastern compared to the Southeastern region. Mangrove forests in the South-Southeastern regions of Brazil may be more susceptible to the rising sea level, as they are geographically constricted by the vast mountain ranges along the coastline.
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Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 30, 189-192. doi:10.1016/j.jsames.2010.10.001 Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.
Language
en_US
Publisher
Earth Sciences and Resources Institute, University of South Carolina : Pergamon
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Sanders, C.J., Smoak, J.M., Sanders, L.M., Naidu, A.S. & Patchineelam, S.R. (2010). Organic carbon accumulation in Brazilian mangal sediments. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 30, 189-192. doi:10.1016/j.jsames.2010.10.001