SCOR/ECOR/ACMRR/IAMS/UNESCO WG 46
River Inputs to Ocean Systems

Chair: J.D. Burton (UK)

Other Full Members: D. Eisma (Netherlands), J.M Martin (France), V.V. Gordeev (USSR), R.F.C. Mantoura (UK), P. O'Kane (Ireland), Jeffrey Richey (USA), W. Stumm (Switzerland), S.O. Stanley (UK), and Karl Turekian (USA)

Associate Members: Lutz Brugmann (GDR) and C.D. Vara (Argentina)

Terms of Reference

  • To assess those processes that alter the river-borne materials in the estuarine zone, such as inorganic precipitation and biological transformations.
  • To identify gaps in knowledge about fundamental processes in river-ocean systems such as the proper determination of river fluxes to the oceans, and the need to analyze particularly important rivers for such information.
  • To propose a strategy for annual collection of data on dissolved and particulate river fluxes and to promote international co-operation in these pursuits.

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Sponsors: SCOR, ECOR, ACMRR, IAMS, UNESCO

Affliiated Organizations: CMG, IAPSO, IABO

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