Special Issue "Impact of Atmospheric and River Inputs on the Transfer of Elements and Organic Matter to the Ocean"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 2 February 2022.
Interests: trace metals; marine and continental waters; photochemistry
Interests: land-to-sea continuum; trace elements; rare earth elements; atmospheric deposition; rivers fluxes; isotopes
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Coastal marine environments are key environments at the crossroads of continental, oceanic and atmospheric domains where natural or anthropogenic inputs can be stored in the sediment, redistributed, or exported further offshore by hydrodynamic processes (currents, waves, storms, “cascading”) and affect biogeochemical cycles at a larger scale. If, for many years, material export to the marine environments was supposed to be mainly supplied by rivers and ground waters, it has been recently recognized that a significant fraction of the exported material could also come from atmospheric inputs. Moreover, if a part of the riverine flux is subject to biogeochemical modifications and removal in estuarine and coastal systems, atmospheric deposition is widespread and affects marine surface layers over large areas. Atmospheric aerosol deposition has consequently been recognized recently as a significant source of elements that can enhance ocean productivity and carbon sequestration and thus influence atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations and climate.
In this Special Issue, we would like to encourage studies highlighting the impact of the transfer of elements (e.g., nutrients, trace metals, organic matter, contaminants, etc.) by rivers and atmosphere (particulate and dissolved phase) on marine environment both at local scale (coastal zone) and at a larger scale, i.e., open ocean.
We also welcome contributions that focus on budget estimates of elements by rivers/atmosphere to the sea, as well as contributions on the impact of inputs on different compartments of the marine environment (e.g., biota, sediment, water column).
Dr. Bruno Charrière
Dr. Dominique Aubert
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- trace metals
- marine and continental waters
- atmospheric deposition
- rivers inputs
- organic matter