Oxygen 18 in estuaries

  title={Oxygen 18 in estuaries},
  author={J. M. Martin and R. Letolle},
A basic approach used in estuarine chemistry is to determine the experimental distribution of one given element with chlorinity and compare it with that predicted from the simple mixing of river water with seawater. This method provides useful results but several practical problems arise—including the definition of correct end-members, the role of input of tributaries or bank flow in the saline part of the estuary, and the occurrence of several water masses of different ages along the estuary… CONTINUE READING