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Carbonate weathering dominates magnesium isotopes in large rivers: Clues from the Yangtze River
Xu, Yang1,2; Jin, Zhangdong1,3; Gou, Long-Fei1; Galy, Albert4; Jin, Chenyang5; Chen, Chen1; Li, Chenzi1,2; Deng, Li1
Corresponding AuthorJin, Zhangdong(zhdjin@ieecas.cn)
2022-01-20
Source PublicationCHEMICAL GEOLOGY
ISSN0009-2541
Volume588Pages:11
AbstractCarbonate weathering regulates the short-term carbon (C) cycle and global climate due to its fast response to hydrological processes. The carbonate weathering flux needs to be well constrained to better understand the climate change at short time scale. Riverine magnesium (Mg) isotopes are sensitive to primary mineral dissolution and so have great potential to trace carbonate weathering. Global large rivers draining continental crust dominate weathering flux to the oceans, but how riverine Mg isotopes respond to carbonate weathering remains unclear. The Yangtze River drainage basin (YRDB) was selected to test the robustness of riverine Mg isotopes (delta Mg-26) in tracing continental carbonate weathering because it spans a wide range in lithology, geomorphology and climate. The riverine delta Mg-26 values within the YRDB show a decreasing trend from the headwater to the mainstream ranging from -1.36 parts per thousand to -0.59 parts per thousand The dissolved delta Mg-26 have strong negative correlations with carbonate weathering rate and intensity within the YRDB, indicating a sensitive response of riverine delta Mg-26 to the carbonate weathering flux. In a compilation of Mg fluxes and delta Mg-26 in the world's largest rivers, there is similar dominance of carbonate weathering on riverine Mg fluxes and isotopes. Therefore, we propose that riverine delta Mg-26 in large rivers are a robust tracer of carbonate weathering intensity. Intensifying carbonate weathering under global warming tends to increase riverine Mg and C fluxes to the oceans and thus the atmospheric CO2 sink at the millennial time scale.
KeywordCarbonate weathering Mg isotopes Sr isotopes Weathering tracer The Yangtze River Global large rivers
DOI10.1016/j.chemgeo.2021.120677
WOS KeywordMG ISOTOPES ; CHEMICAL-COMPOSITION ; CO2 CONSUMPTION ; TIBETAN-PLATEAU ; SILICATE ; FRACTIONATION ; GEOCHEMISTRY ; BASIN ; SR ; PRECIPITATION
Indexed BySCI ; SCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNSFC[41991322] ; NSFC[41930864]
WOS Research AreaGeochemistry & Geophysics
Funding OrganizationNSFC
WOS SubjectGeochemistry & Geophysics
WOS IDWOS:000731965800020
PublisherELSEVIER
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.ieecas.cn/handle/361006/17327
Collection加速器质谱中心
Corresponding AuthorJin, Zhangdong
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Earth Environm, SKLLQG, Xian 710061, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Xi An Jiao Tong Univ, Inst Global Environm Change, Xian 710049, Peoples R China
4.Univ Lorraine, Ctr Rech Petrograph & Geochim, CNRS, UMR7358, F-54500 Vandoeuvre Les Nancy, France
5.Tongji Univ, State Key Lab Marine Geol, Shanghai 200092, Peoples R China
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Xu, Yang,Jin, Zhangdong,Gou, Long-Fei,et al. Carbonate weathering dominates magnesium isotopes in large rivers: Clues from the Yangtze River[J]. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY,2022,588:11.
APA Xu, Yang.,Jin, Zhangdong.,Gou, Long-Fei.,Galy, Albert.,Jin, Chenyang.,...&Deng, Li.(2022).Carbonate weathering dominates magnesium isotopes in large rivers: Clues from the Yangtze River.CHEMICAL GEOLOGY,588,11.
MLA Xu, Yang,et al."Carbonate weathering dominates magnesium isotopes in large rivers: Clues from the Yangtze River".CHEMICAL GEOLOGY 588(2022):11.
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