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MOdern River archivEs of Particulate Organic Carbon: MOREPOC

Ke, Yutian and Calmels, Damien and Bouchez, Julien and Quantin, Cécile (2022) MOdern River archivEs of Particulate Organic Carbon: MOREPOC. Earth System Science Data, 14 (10). pp. 4743-4755. ISSN 1866-3516. doi:10.5194/essd-14-4743-2022.

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Riverine transport of particulate organic carbon (POC) associated with terrigenous solids to the ocean has an important role in the global carbon cycle. To advance our understanding of the source, transport, and fate of fluvial POC from regional to global scales, databases of riverine POC are needed, including elemental and isotope composition data from contrasted river basins in terms of geomorphology, lithology, climate, and anthropogenic pressure. Here, we present a new, open-access, georeferenced, and global database called MOdern River archivEs of Particulate Organic Carbon (MOREPOC) version 1.1, featuring data on POC in suspended particulate matter (SPM) collected at 233 locations across 121 major river systems. This database includes 3546 SPM data entries, among them 3053 with POC content, 3402 with stable carbon isotope (δ¹³C) values, 2283 with radiocarbon activity (Δ¹⁴C) values, 1936 with total nitrogen content, and 299 with an aluminum-to-silicon ratio (Al / Si). The MOREPOC database aims at being used by the Earth system community to build comprehensive and quantitative models for the mobilization, alteration, and fate of terrestrial POC. The database is made available on the Zenodo repository in machine-readable formats as a data table and GIS shapefile at (Ke et al., 2022).

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Ke, Yutian0000-0002-9098-9419
Calmels, Damien0000-0003-0482-689X
Bouchez, Julien0000-0003-4832-1615
Quantin, Cécile0000-0002-4786-7205
Additional Information:The development of the MOREPOC database was funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) SEDIMAN (grant no. ANR-15-CE01-0012). Yutian Ke was supported by the China Scholarship Council with a PhD scholarship (grant no. 201706180008). This research has been supported by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (grant no. ANR-15-CE01-0012) and the China Scholarship Council (grant no. 201706180008).
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Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR)ANR-15-CE01-0012
China Scholarship Council201706180008
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