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UGA study presents details of Amazon River Plume, effects on global carbon budget

Courtesy of NASA - salinity in 2011 as measured by the NASA Aquarius satellite
By Alan Flurry UGA Today July 21, 2014

The Amazon River, the largest in the world in terms of discharge of water, transfers a plume of nutrients and organisms into the ocean that creates a hotspot of microbial activity affecting many global processes, including the storage of atmospheric carbon.

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