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Title: An expanded role for river networks

Author: Benstead, Jonathan P.; Leigh, David S.;

Date: 2012

Source: Nature Geoscience. 5(10): 678-679

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Estimates of stream and river area have relied on observations at coarse resolution. Consideration of the smallest and most dynamic streams could reveal a greater role for river networks in global biogeochemical cycling than previously thought.

Keywords: carbon-cycle, streams, terrestrial

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Benstead, Jonathan P.; Leigh, David S. 2012. An expanded role for river networks. Nature Geoscience. 5(10): 678-679. Doi: 10.1038/ngeo1593.


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