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'Black carbon' flowing from soil to oceans
Date:4/19/2013

arted by Senior Lecturer Anssi Vhtalo while he was working as an Academy Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki before moving to the University of Jyvskyl. For this project, water samples were collected from the ten largest rivers in the world.

"These rivers carry one third of fresh water running to oceans, and their catchment area covers 28% of the whole land area in the world. Water samples were taken, e.g. from Amazon, the largest river in the world," says Vhtalo.

In addition to the samples used in the river project, the research published in Science was supplemented with samples from many other rivers all over the world. The total number of researched samples was 174.


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Contact: Anssi Vähätalo
anssi.vahatalo@jyu.fi
358-408-054-744
Academy of Finland
Source:Eurekalert

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