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[AHW23-14] Study on transport of particulate organic matter in a small river with forest and paddy filed by using carbon isotopes (δ13C and Δ14C)
Keywords:Radiocarbon, stable carbon isotope ratio, Particulate organic matter
Total organic carbon and nitrogen content was measured using the elemental analyzer after the 0.1 M HCl treatment to remove inorganic carbonates. 14C measurements were performed by accelerator mass spectrometry. Final 14C activities are reported in Δ14C. δ13C values were determined for sub-samples of the CO2 gas generated during graphite production, using an isotope ratio mass spectrometer.
δ13C and Δ14C values of organic matter in the riverine POC of Kumaki River show the range of –27.2‰ to –25.1‰, and –130 to +3 ‰, respectively. There are two negative correlations (correlation factor of 0.78) between the δ13C and Δ14C values at winter and the other season except for summer in July and August in 2017. The results indicate that particulate organic matter is mixed with two end-members such as surface forest soil and paddy field soil.