Hydrology and Land Surface Studies
Organic carbon yields from small, mountainous rivers, New Zealand
Article first published online: 10 AUG 2005
Copyright 2005 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 32, Issue 15, August 2005
How to Cite
2005), Organic carbon yields from small, mountainous rivers, New Zealand, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L15404, doi:10.1029/2005GL023159., , , , and (
- Issue published online: 10 AUG 2005
- Article first published online: 10 AUG 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 JUN 2005
- Manuscript Revised: 13 JUN 2005
- Manuscript Received: 6 APR 2005
 Small mountainous rivers (SMR) have recently been recognized as important contributors of organic carbon to the marine environment. We present dissolved and particulate organic carbon fluxes from previously unexamined rivers of the southwestern region of New Zealand's North Island and additional flux data from the Southern Alps, South Island, New Zealand. The dissolved fluxes are relatively low and show little variation. The particulate fluxes are less than our previous estimates but still high compared to other non-SMR watersheds.