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|Title:||Studies on organic carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in sediments of the Cochin|
|Authors:||Sankaranarayanan, V N|
Panampunnayil, S U
|Abstract:||Distributions, seasonal changes and ratios of organic carbon, total phosphorus and total nitrogen have been studied in sediments collected from 4 stations in Cochin backwater, Kerala, India. The observed high organic carbon contents up to 3.84% in the sediments may be due to river discharge bringing in a large amount of water humus and also to high organic production of the overlying water. Total phosphorus distributions also show higher concentrations (0.9-2.4 mg/g), which may be attributed to the influence of domestic waste. Nitrogen/phosphorus ratios indicate that the major portion of phosphorus in the sediments is of abiogenic origin. Correlations between organic carbon and total phosphorus are also discussed.|
|ISSN:||0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJMS Vol.08(1) [March 1979]|
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