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Document type
Journal articles

Document subtype
Full paper

Title
Bromine soil/sediment enrichment in tidal salt marshes as a potential indicator of climate changes driven by solar activity: New insights from W coast Portuguese estuaries

Participants in the publication
J. Moreno (Author)
IDL - Instituto Dom Luiz
F. Fatela (Author)
Dep. Geologia
IDL - Instituto Dom Luiz
E. Leorri (Author)
F. Moreno (Author)
M.C. Freitas (Author)
Dep. Geologia
IDL - Instituto Dom Luiz
T. Valente (Author)
M.F. Araújo (Author)
J.J. Gómez-Navarro (Author)
L. Guise (Author)
W.H. Blake (Author)

Scope
International

Refereeing
Yes

Summary
This paper aims at providing insight about bromine (Br) cycle in four Portuguese estuaries: Minho,\\nLima (in the NW coast) and Sado, Mira (in the SW coast). The focus is on their tidal marsh environments, quite\\ndistinct with regard to key biophysicochemical attributes. Regardless of the primary bromide (Br−) common\\nnatural source, i.e., seawater, the NW marshes present relatively higher surface soil/sediment Br\\nconcentrations than the ones from SW coast. This happens in close connection with organic matter (OM)\\ncontent, and is controlled by their main climatic contexts. Yet, the anthropogenic impact on Br concentrations\\ncannot be discarded. Regarding [Br] spatial patterns across the marshes, the results show a general increase\\nfrom tidal flat toward high marsh. Maxima [Br] occur in the upper drift line zone, at transition from highest low\\nmarsh to high marsh, recognized as a privileged setting for OM accumulation. Based on the discovery of OM\\nubiquitous bromination in marine and transitional environments, it is assumed that this Br occurs mainly as\\norganobromine. Analysis of two dated sediment cores indicates that, despite having the same age (AD ~1300),\\nthe Caminha salt marsh (Minho estuary) evidences higher Br enrichment than the Casa Branca salt marsh\\n(Mira estuary). This is related to a greater Br storage ability, which is linked to OM build-up and rate dynamics\\nunder different climate scenarios. Both cores evidence a fairly similar temporal Br enrichment pattern, and may\\nbe interpreted in light of the sun–climate coupling. Thereby, most of the well-known Grand Solar Minima during\\nthe Little Ice Age appear to have left an imprint on these marshes, supported by higher [Br] in soils/sediments.\\nBesides climate changes driven by solar activity and impacting marsh Br biogeodynamics, those Br enrichment\\npeaks might also reflect inputs of enhanced volcanic activity covarying with Grand Solar Minima.

Date of Publication
2017-02-00

Institution
FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA

Where published
Science of The Total Environment

Publication Identifiers
ISSN - 0048-9697

Publisher
Elsevier BV

Volume
580

Starting page
324
Last page
338

Document Identifiers
DOI - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.130
URL - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.130

Rankings
SCOPUS Q1 (2017) - 1.546 - Environmental Chemistry
Web Of Science Q1 (2017) - 4.61 - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - SCIE
SCOPUS Q1 (2017) - 1.546 - Environmental Engineering
SCIMAGO Q1 (2017) - 1.546 - Environmental Chemistry

Keywords
Salt marshes; Br cycle; OM storage; Grand Solar Minima; Climate modelling; Climate variability


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APA
J. Moreno, F. Fatela, E. Leorri, F. Moreno, M.C. Freitas, T. Valente, M.F. Araújo, J.J. Gómez-Navarro, L. Guise, W.H. Blake, (2017). Bromine soil/sediment enrichment in tidal salt marshes as a potential indicator of climate changes driven by solar activity: New insights from W coast Portuguese estuaries. Science of The Total Environment, 580, 324-338. ISSN 0048-9697. eISSN . http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.130

IEEE
J. Moreno, F. Fatela, E. Leorri, F. Moreno, M.C. Freitas, T. Valente, M.F. Araújo, J.J. Gómez-Navarro, L. Guise, W.H. Blake, "Bromine soil/sediment enrichment in tidal salt marshes as a potential indicator of climate changes driven by solar activity: New insights from W coast Portuguese estuaries" in Science of The Total Environment, vol. 580, pp. 324-338, 2017. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.130

BIBTEX
@article{36871, author = {J. Moreno and F. Fatela and E. Leorri and F. Moreno and M.C. Freitas and T. Valente and M.F. Araújo and J.J. Gómez-Navarro and L. Guise and W.H. Blake}, title = {Bromine soil/sediment enrichment in tidal salt marshes as a potential indicator of climate changes driven by solar activity: New insights from W coast Portuguese estuaries}, journal = {Science of The Total Environment}, year = 2017, pages = {324-338}, volume = 580 }