Biogeochemical mass-balances (C, N, P, Si) in three large reservoirs of the Seine Basin (France)

@article{Josette1999BiogeochemicalM,
  title={Biogeochemical mass-balances (C, N, P, Si) in three large reservoirs of the Seine Basin (France)},
  author={Garnier Josette and B. Leporcq and N S{\'a}nchez and Xavier Philippon},
  journal={Biogeochemistry},
  year={1999},
  volume={47},
  pages={119-146}
}
Three major reservoirs (Marne, Seine and Aube), situated in the upstream basin of the river Seine represent a storage capacity of 800 106 m3. In order to quantify the possible role of these reservoirs as a sink or source of nutrients and organic matter for the river system, an input/output mass-balance of suspended matter, organic carbon, inorganic nitrogen forms, phosphorus and reactive silica was established, providing reliable estimates of their retention/elimination and export. The study… 
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