Tidal marshes as a source of optically and chemically distinctive colored dissolved organic matter in the Chesapeake Bay

@article{Tzortziou2008TidalMA,
  title={Tidal marshes as a source of optically and chemically distinctive colored dissolved organic matter in the Chesapeake Bay},
  author={Maria Tzortziou and Patrick J. Neale and Christopher L. Osburn and James Patrick Megonigal and Nagamitsu Maie and Rudolf Jaff{\'e}},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
  year={2008},
  volume={53}
}
The role of tidal marshes as a source of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) for adjacent estuarine waters was studied in the Rhode River subestuary of the Chesapeake Bay. Water in a tidal creek draining brackish, high‐elevation marshes was sampled every hour during several semidiurnal tidal cycles in order to examine the tidal exchange of dissolved organic matter (DOM). Water leaving the marsh during ebbing tide was consistently enriched in DOC compared… 

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