Nitrogen concentrations in a mangrove creek with a large tidal range, Peninsular Malaysia

Thong, Kwai Lin and Sasekumar, A. and Marshall, N. (1993) Nitrogen concentrations in a mangrove creek with a large tidal range, Peninsular Malaysia. Hydrobiologia, 254 (2). pp. 125-132. ISSN 0018-8158

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Abstract

We report on various species of nitrogen in subsurface water samples taken at the mouth of Sungai Sementa Besar, a creek about 4.5 km long off the Straits of Malacca and draining a mangrove forest on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. This tide-dominated watercourse shows a range greater than 4.5 metres from low to high water during springs, only 1.0 m during neaps, and salinities at the mouth of 30‰ or greater. After heavy rains or when the tides inundate the forest floor, inorganic nitrogen values increase as much as tenfold at the mouth. Particulate and total organic nitrogen also increase at the mouth under these conditions. There were also comparative highs of organic inputs at other times.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nitrogen concentrations; Mangrove creek; Tidal range; Peninsular Malaysia
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2015 08:47
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 06:28
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/11749

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