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Title: Estimating the contribution of terrestrial organic matter in the South-Western margin of Baja California during the late Holocene
Authors: Rodríguez Amador, Galileo
Director: Gelado Caballero, María Dolores 
Sánchez González, Alberto
UNESCO Clasification: 251002 Oceanografía química
Keywords: Sediment
N:C ratio
Organic Matter
OMZ, et al
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: The organic matter in the water column and sediment in transitional and marine environments in the ocean is described by a binary mixture of marine and terrestrial sources. The C:N ratio and δ13C of samples and sources is used in a linear equation to estimate the fraction of organic matter (OM) from land in aquatic and sedimentary environments. However, terrestrial OM is relatively depleted in N and this fraction has been seriously and systematically underestimated by this misinterpretation of the C:N ratio and δ13C. Additionally, the composition of the Earth's organic matter is not well known in the region of Magdalena, as is the case in many studies in arid areas with little or no input from rivers. In this work new data for reason N:C and δ13C core are shown severity collected at 700 m depth in order to evaluate the contribution of different sources of OM in the south-western Baja California margin, characterized by extensive oxygen minimum zone and high primary productivity. The N:C ratio suggests that the contribution of various land-based MO of between 19 and 57% during the late Holocene. The binary mixture the N:C ratio and δ13C of OM appears indicate that marine source remains the dominant source.
Department: Química
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias del Mar
Degree: Grado en Ciencias del Mar
Rights: by-nc-nd
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