C, N, P and S in Rivers: From Sources to Global Inputs

  • M. Meybeck
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 4)

Abstract

Carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur are essential elements found either as dissolved or particulate river-borne material. Their origins, their behaviours in aquatic systems, the occurrence of their specific forms, and the rates of transport by rivers are first considered in this paper. The anthropogenic influences on riverine C, N, P, and S are briefly presented. Finally the global fluvial budgets of the specific forms, including the anthropogenic loads are estimated.

Keywords

Clay Chlorophyll Silicate Europe Phytoplankton 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Meybeck
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Géologie AppliquéeUniversité de Paris VI - CNRSParis Cedex 05France

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