Fates of Eroded Soil Organic Carbon : Mississippi Basin Case Study

@inproceedings{Smith2005FatesOE,
  title={Fates of Eroded Soil Organic Carbon : Mississippi Basin Case Study},
  author={Stephen V. Smith and R O Sleezer and William H. Renwick and Robert W. Buddemeier},
  year={2005}
}
We have developed a mass balance analysis of organic carbon (OC) across the five major river subsystems of the Mississippi (MS) Basin (an area of 3.2 3 106 km2). This largely agricultural landscape undergoes a bulk soil erosion rate of ;480 t·km22·yr21 (;1500 3 106 t/yr, across the MS Basin), and a soil organic carbon (SOC) erosion rate of ;7 t·km22·yr21 (;22 3 106 t/yr). Erosion translocates upland SOC to alluvial deposits, water impoundments, and the ocean. Soil erosion is generally… CONTINUE READING
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