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ESurf | Articles | Volume 6, issue 4
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 1101-1114, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-1101-2018
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Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 1101-1114, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-1101-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 23 Nov 2018

Research article | 23 Nov 2018

Geomorphic regulation of floodplain soil organic carbon concentration in watersheds of the Rocky and Cascade Mountains, USA

Daniel N. Scott and Ellen E. Wohl
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Mountain rivers play an important role in storing organic carbon (OC) on the landscape. We use field sampling to quantify OC concentrations in floodplain soils of two disparate mountain river basins. We find that local valley geometry and hydrology are dominant controls on OC concentration. This implies that OC concentration cannot be predicted using consistent downstream trends. Instead, geomorphology must be accounted for to understand the spatial distribution of OC in river basins.
Mountain rivers play an important role in storing organic carbon (OC) on the landscape. We use...
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