Stable isotopic analysis of organic carbon in water and sediment from the Houston Ship Channel, Texas, USA

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dc.contributor.authorCaughey MEen_US
dc.contributor.otherContributions in Marine Scienceen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:13:19Z
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dc.date.issued1991en_US
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dc.description.abstractIn July 1986 water and sediment samples were collected at 14 stations along the Houston Ship Channel. The stable isotope ratios ( super(13)C/ super(12)C) of dissolved, particulate and sediment organic carbon are useful in estimating the degree and extent of petrochemical pollution. Comparisons of the 1986 water sample data with those from the same stations 18 years earlier support other evidence that water quality in the Houston Ship Channel has improved. While the mean delta super(13)C value for POC was virtually unchanged, the mean delta super(13)C value for DOC increased from -32 per mil in 1968 to -27 per mil in 1986, as would be expected if petrochemical pollution had decreased. The weight percent organic carbon, the C:N ratio and the isotopic evidence of petrochemicals in the sediment decreased as distance along the channel from the inland turning basic increaseden_US
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/22916
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dc.notes0082-3449EnglishEnglishJournal ArticleMarineen_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries50381.00en_US
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dc.subjectASW,USA,Texas,Houston Ship Channelen_US
dc.subjectcarbon isotope ratioen_US
dc.subjectdissolved organic carbonen_US
dc.subjectoil pollutionen_US
dc.subjectorganic carbonen_US
dc.subjectparticulate organic carbonen_US
dc.subjectPollutionen_US
dc.subjectQ2 02185 Organic compoundsen_US
dc.subjectQ2 02187 Geochemistry of sedimentsen_US
dc.subjectQ5 01503 Characteristics,behavior and fateen_US
dc.subjectsediment chemistryen_US
dc.subjectUSAen_US
dc.subjectWater qualityen_US
dc.titleStable isotopic analysis of organic carbon in water and sediment from the Houston Ship Channel, Texas, USAen_US
dc.typeJournalen_US
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dc.vol-issue32()en_US

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