Relevance of mangroves for the production and deposition of organic matter along tropical continental margins

  title={Relevance of mangroves for the production and deposition of organic matter along tropical continental margins},
  author={Tim C Jennerjahn and V. Ittekkot},
Abstract. [...] Key Method We estimate the rates of carbon accumulation in mangrove sediments and of carbon export to the coastal seas. From the rates of litter fall and export we calculate carbon accumulating in mangrove sediments to be in the order of 23×1012 g C per year and mangrove carbon introduced into the coastal ocean to be in the order of 46×1012 g C per year. They account for about 11% of the total input of terrestrial carbon into the ocean and 15% of the total carbon accumulating in modern marine…Expand

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