Login | Register

Interactions between iron and organic carbon in a sandy beach subterranean estuary

Title:

Interactions between iron and organic carbon in a sandy beach subterranean estuary

Sirois, Maude, Couturier, Mathilde, Barber, Andrew, Gelinas, Yves and Chaillou, Gwénaëlle (2018) Interactions between iron and organic carbon in a sandy beach subterranean estuary. Marine Chemistry . ISSN 03044203 (In Press)

[img]
Preview
Text (application/pdf)
Gélin - marine chemistry-main.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Spectrum Terms of Access.
1MB

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2018.02.004

Abstract

Understanding the behavior of terrestrially derived dissolved organic carbon (DOC) through subterranean estuaries (STEs) is essential for determining the carbon budget in coastal waters. However, few studies exist on the interaction of organic carbon (OC) and iron (Fe) in these dynamic systems, where fresh groundwater mixes with recirculated seawater. Here, we focused on the origin and behavior of DOC, and we quantified the relative proportion of OC trapped by reactive Fe-hydroxides along a sandy beach STE. The δ13C-DOC signal in beach groundwater seems to respond rapidly to OC inputs. Our results show a terrestrial imprint from the aquifer matrix dominated by the degradation of particulate organic carbon (POC) issue from an old soil horizon composed of terrestrial plant detritus (14C dating ~800 to 700 years B.P) which is buried below the Holocene sand. Even though the system can be sporadically affected by massive inputs of marine OC, this transient marine imprint seems to be rapidly evacuated from the STE. As reported in soil and in marine mud, Fe–OC trapping occurs in the sandy sediment of the STE. At the groundwater–seawater interface, newly precipitated reactive Fe-hydroxides interact with and trap terrestrial OC independently of the DOC origin in beach groundwater. The molecular fractionation of DOC along the STE and preferential trapping of terrestrial compounds favor the in situ degradation and/or export of non-Fe-stabilized marine-derived molecules to coastal waters. These findings support the idea that the sandy beach STE acts as a transient sink for terrestrial OC at the land–sea interface and contributes to the regulation of marine vs. terrestrial carbon exports to coastal waters.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Chemistry and Biochemistry
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Sirois, Maude and Couturier, Mathilde and Barber, Andrew and Gelinas, Yves and Chaillou, Gwénaëlle
Journal or Publication:Marine Chemistry
Date:1 March 2018
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1016/j.marchem.2018.02.004
ID Code:983552
Deposited By: ALINE SOREL
Deposited On:12 Mar 2018 13:15
Last Modified:08 Mar 2019 01:00

References:

P. Anschutz, T. Smith, A. Mouret, J. Deborde, S. Bujan, D. Poirier, P. Lecroart Tidal sands as biogeochemical reactors Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci., 84 (2009), pp. 84-90, 10.1016/j.ecss.2009.06.015

R. Aravena, L.I. Wassenaar Dissolved organic carbon and methane in a regional confined aquifer, Southern Ontario, Canada: carbon isotope evidence for associated subsurface sources Appl. Geochem., 8 (1993), pp. 483-493, 10.1016/0883-2927(93)90077-T

R. Aravena, L.I. Wassenaar, E.C. Spiker Chemical and carbon isotopic composition of dissolved organic carbon in a regional confined methanogenic aquifer Isot. Environ. Health Stud., 40 (2004), pp. 103-114, 10.1080/10256010410001671050

A. Barber, J. Brandes, A. Leri, K. Lalonde, K. Balind, S. Wirick, J. Wang, Y. Gélinas Preservation of organic matter in marine sediments by inner-sphere interactions with reactive iron Sci. Rep., 7 (2017), Article 366, 10.1038/s41598-017-00494-0

A. Barber, M. Sirois, G. Chaillou, Y. Gélinas Stable isotope analysis of dissolved organic carbon in Canada's eastern coastal waters Limnol. Oceanogr. (2017) in press https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.10666

R.L. Barnett, P. Bernatchez, M. Garneau, M.N. Juneau Reconstructing late holocene relative sea-level changes at the Magdalen Islands (Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada) using multi-proxy analyses J. Quat. Sci., 32 (2017), pp. 380-395

J.E. Bauer, W.-J. Cai, P.A. Raymond, T.S. Bianchi, C.S. Hopkinson, P.A.G. Regnier The changing carbon cycle of the coastal ocean Nature, 504 (2013), pp. 61-70, 10.1038/nature12857

A.J. Beck, Y. Tsukamoto, A. Tovar-Sanchez, M. Huerta-Diaz, H.J. Bokuniewicz, S.A. Sañudo-Wilhelmy Importance of geochemical transformations in determining submarine groundwater discharge-derived trace metal and nutrient fluxes Appl. Geochem., 22 (2007), pp. 477-490, 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2006.10.005

M. Beck, A. Reckhardt, J. Amelsberg, A. Bartholomä, H.J. Brumsack, H. Cypionka, T. Dittmar, B. Engelen, J. Greskowiak, H. Hillebrand, M. Holtappels, R. Neuholz, J. Köster, M.M.M. Kuypers, G. Massmann, D. Meier, J. Niggemann, R. Paffrath, K. Pahnke, S. Rovo, M. Striebel, V. Vandieken, A. Wehrmann, O. Zielinski The drivers of biogeochemistry in beach ecosystems: a cross-shore transect from the dunes to the low-water line Mar. Chem., 190 (2017), pp. 35-50, 10.1016/j.marchem.2017.01.001

T.S. Bianchi The role of terrestrially derived organic carbon in the coastal ocean: a changing paradigm and the priming effect Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 108 (2011), pp. 19473-19481, 10.1073/pnas.1017982108

S. Bouillon, A. Yambélé, R.G.M. Spencer, D.P. Gillikin, P.J. Hernes, J. Six, R. Merckx, A.V. Borges Organic matter sources, fluxes and greenhouse gas exchange in the Oubangui River (Congo River basin) Biogeosciences, 9 (2012), pp. 2045-2062, 10.5194/bg-9-2045-2012

E.A. Boyle, J.M. Edmond, E.R. Sholkovitz The mechanism of iron removal in estuaries Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 41 (1977), pp. 1313-1324, 10.1016/0016-7037(77)90075-8

D. Brisebois Lithostratigraphie des strates permo carbonifères de l'archipel des Îles-de-la-Madeleine Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources Direction Générale des Energies Conventionnelles, Service de l'Exploration, Québec, Canada, Rep. DPV-796 (1981)

G. Chaillou, M. Couturier, G. Tommi-Morin, A.M. Rao Total alkalinity and dissolved inorganic carbon production in groundwaters discharging through a sandy beach Procedia Earth Planet. Sci., 10 (2014), pp. 88-99, 10.1016/j.proeps.2014.08.017

G. Chaillou, F. Lemay-Borduas, M. Couturier Transport and transformations of groundwater-borne carbon discharging through a sandy beach to coastal ocean Can. Water Resour. J., 38 (2016), pp. 809-828, 10.1080/07011784.2015.1111775

G. Chaillou, F. Lemay-Borduas, M. Larocque, A. Biehler, G. Tommi-Morin Flow and discharge of groundwater from a snowmelt-affeced sandy beach J. Hydrol., 57 (2018), pp. 4-15

C. Charbonnier, P. Anschutz, D. Poirier, S. Bujan, P. Lecroart Aerobic respiration in a high-energy sandy beach Mar. Chem., 155 (2013), pp. 10-21, 10.1016/j.marchem.2013.05.003

M.A. Charette, E.R. Sholkovitz Oxidative precipitation of groundwater-derived ferrous iron in the subterranean estuary of a coastal bay Geophys. Res. Lett., 29 (2002), pp. 1-4, 10.1029/2001GL014512

M.A. Charette, E.R. Sholkovitz Trace element cycling in a subterranean estuary: part 2. Geochemistry of the pore water Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 70 (2006), pp. 811-826, 10.1016/j.gca.2005.10.019

M.A. Charette, E.R. Sholkovitz, C.M. Hansel Trace element cycling in a subterranean estuary: part 1. Geochemistry of the permeable sediments Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 69 (2005), pp. 2095-2109, 10.1016/j.gca.2004.10.024

G.L. Chmura, P. Aharon Stable carbon isotope signatures of sedimentary carbon in coastal wetlands as indicators of salinity regime J. Coast. Res., 11 (1995), pp. 124-135

M. Couturier, C. Nozais, G. Chaillou Microtidal subterranean estuaries as a source of fresh terrestrial dissolved organic matter to the coastal ocean Mar. Chem., 186 (2016), pp. 46-57, 10.1016/j.marchem.2016.08.001

M. Couturier, G. Tommi-Morin, M. Sirois, A. Rao, C. Nozais, G. Chaillou Nitrogen transformations along a shallow subterranean estuary Biogeosciences, 14 (2017), pp. 3321-3336, 10.5194/bg-2016-535

A. Dorsett, J. Cherrier, J.B. Martin, J.E. Cable Assessing hydrologic and biogeochemical controls on pore-water dissolved inorganic carbon cycling in a subterranean estuary: a 14C and 13C mass balance approach Mar. Chem., 127 (2011), pp. 76-89, 10.1016/j.marchem.2011.07.007

J.K. Edzwald, J.B. Upchurch, C.R. O'Melia Coagulation in estuaries Environ. Sci. Technol., 8 (1974), pp. 58-63, 10.1021/es60086a003

K. Emery Relict sediments on continental shelves of the world Am. Assoc. Pet. Geol. Bull., 52 (1968), pp. 445-464

Z. Filip, R. Smed-Hildmann Does fossil plant material release humic substances into groundwaters? Sci. Total Environ., 117 (1992), pp. 313-317, 10.1016/0048-9697(92)90098-D

M.A. Goñi, L.R. Gardner Seasonal dynamics in dissolved organic carbon concentrations in a coastal water-table aquifer at the forest-marsh interface Aquat. Geochem., 9 (2004), pp. 209-232, 10.1023/B:AQUA.0000022955.82700.ed

J. Gregory, J. Duan Hydrolyzing metal salts as coagulants Pure Appl. Chem., 73 (2001), pp. 2017-2026, 10.1351/pac200173122017

R.D. Guy, M.L. Fogel, J.A. Berry Photosynthetic fractionation of the stable isotopes of oxygen and carbon Plant Physiol., 101 (1993), pp. 37-47, 10.1104/pp.101.1.37

R.R. Haese The Biogeochemistry of Iron (2nd edition), Marine Geochemistry, Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg (2006), 10.1007/3-540-32144-6_7

J.M. Hayes Factors controlling 13C contents of sedimentary organic compounds: principles and evidence Mar. Geol., 113 (1993), pp. 111-125, 10.1016/0025-3227(93)90153-M

J.I. Hedges, R.G. Keil Sedimentary organic matter preservation: an assessment and speculative synthesis Mar. Chem., 49 (1995), pp. 137-139, 10.1016/0304-4203(95)00013-H

J.I. Hedges, J.H. Stern Carbon and nitrogen determinations of carbonate-containing solids Limnol. Oceanogr., 29 (1984), pp. 657-663, 10.4319/lo.1984.29.3.0657

J.I. Hedges, R.G. Keil, R. Benner What happens to terrestrial organic matter in the ocean? Org. Geochem., 27 (1997), pp. 195-212, 10.1016/S0146-6380(97)00066-1

M. Huettel, W. Ziebis, S. Forster Flow-induced uptake of particulate matter in permeable sediments Limnol. Oceanogr., 151 (1996), pp. 41-52, 10.4319/lo.1996.41.2.0309

D.L. Jones, A.C. Edwards Influence of sorption on the biological utilization of two simple carbon substrates Soil Biol. Biochem., 30 (1998), pp. 1895-1902, 10.1016/S0038-0717(98)00060-1

K. Kaiser, G. Guggenberger The role of DOM sorption to mineral surfaces in the preservation of organic matter in soils Org. Geochem., 31 (2000), pp. 711-725, 10.1016/S0146-6380(00)00046-2

K. Kaiser, G. Guggenberger Mineral surfaces and soil organic matter Eur. J. Soil Sci., 54 (2003), pp. 219-236, 10.1046/j.1365-2389.2003.00544.x

K. Kaiser, G. Guggenberger, W. Zech Isotopic fractionation of dissolved organic carbon in shallow forest soils as affected by sorption Eur. J. Soil Sci., 52 (2001), pp. 585-597, 10.1046/j.1365-2389.2001.00407.x

K. Kaiser, G. Guggenberger, L. Haumaier Changes in dissolved lignin-derived phenols, neutral sugars, uronic acids, and amino sugars with depth in forested haplic arenosols and rendzic leptosols Biogeochemistry, 70 (2004), pp. 135-151, 10.1023/B:BIOG.0000049340.77963.18

R. Keil, D. Montluçon, F. Prahl, J. Hedges Sorptive preservation of labile organic matter in marine sediments Nature, 370 (1994), pp. 549-552, 10.1038/370549a0

J. Kim, G. Kim Inputs of humic fluorescent dissolved organic matter via submarine groundwater discharge to coastal waters off a volcanic island (Jeju, Korea) Sci. Rep., 7 (2017), p. 7921, 10.1038/s41598-017-08518-5

J. Kim, G. Kim Inputs of humic fluorescent dissolved organic matter via submarine groundwater discharge to coastal waters off a volcanic island (Jeju, Korea) Sci. Rep., 7 (2017), pp. 1-9, 10.1038/s41598-017-08518-5

T.-H. Kim, H. Waska, E. Kwon, I.G.N. Suryaputra, G. Kim Production, degradation, and flux of dissolved organic matter in the subterranean estuary of a large tidal flat Mar. Chem., 142–144 (2012), pp. 1-10, 10.1016/j.marchem.2012.08.002

T.H. Kim, E. Kwon, I. Kim, S.A. Lee, G. Kim Dissolved organic matter in the subterranean estuary of a volcanic island, Jeju: importance of dissolved organic nitrogen fluxes to the ocean J. Sea Res., 78 (2013), pp. 18-24, 10.1016/j.seares.2012.12.009

K. Lalonde, A. Mucci, A. Ouellet, Y. Gélinas Preservation of organic matter in sediments promoted by iron Nature, 483 (2012), pp. 198-200, 10.1038/nature10855

K. Lalonde, P. Middlestead, Y. Gélinas Automation of 13C/12C ratio measurement for freshwater and seawater DOC using high temperature combustion Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods, 12 (2014), pp. 816-829, 10.4319/lom.2014.12.816

K. Lalonde, A.V. Vähätalo, Y. Gélinas Revisiting the disappearance of terrestrial dissolved organic matter in the ocean: a δ13C study Biogeosciences, 11 (2014), pp. 3707-3719, 10.5194/bg-11-3707-2014

A. Linkhorst, T. Dittmar, H. Waska Molecular fractionation of dissolved organic matter in a shallow subterranean estuary: the role of the iron curtain Environ. Sci. Technol., 51 (2017), pp. 1312-1320, 10.1021/acs.est.6b03608
Madelin'Eau Gestion des eaux souterraines aux Îles-de-la-Madeleine un défi de développement durable rapport final (2004) 58 pp

D.T. Maher, I.R. Santos, L. Golsby-Smith, J. Gleeson, B.D. Eyre Groundwater-derived dissolved inorganic and organic carbon exports from a mangrove tidal creek: the missing mangrove carbon sink? Limnol. Oceanogr., 58 (2013), pp. 475-488, 10.4319/lo.2013.58.2.0475

A. McLachlan, A.C. Brown The Ecology of Sandy Shores, Academic P. ed Burlington, MA (2006)
Mehra and Jackson, 1960

O.P. Mehra, M.L. Jackson Iron oxide removal from soils and clays by a dithionite-citrate system buffered with sodium bicarbonate Clay Clay Miner., 7 (1960), pp. 317-327

W.S. Moore The subterranean estuary: a reaction zone of ground water and sea water Mar. Chem., 65 (1999), pp. 111-125, 10.1016/S0304-4203(99)00014-6

K.P. Nevin, D.R. Lovley Mechanisms for Fe(III) oxide reduction in sedimentary environments Geomicrobiol J., 19 (2002), pp. 141-159, 10.1080/01490450252864253

C.L. Osburn, C.A. Stedmon Linking the chemical and optical properties of dissolved organic matter in the Baltic-North Sea transition zone to differentiate three allochthonous inputs Mar. Chem., 126 (2011), pp. 281-294, 10.1016/j.marchem.2011.06.007

S.M. Palmer, D. Hope, M.F. Billett, J.J.C. Dawson, C.L. Bryant Sources of organic and inorganic carbon in a headwater stream: evidence from carbon isotope studies Biogeochemistry, 52 (2011), pp. 321-338, 10.1023/A:1006447706565

B.J. Peterson, B. Fry Stable isotopes in ecosystem studies Annu. Rev. Ecol. Syst. (1987), pp. 293-320, 10.1146/annurev.es.18.110187.001453

B.A. Poulin, J.N. Ryan, G.R. Aiken The effects of iron on optical properties of dissolved organic matter
Environ. Sci. Technol., 48 (2014), pp. 10098-10106, 10.1021/es502670r

Qi, L., Xie, H., Gagné, J.-P., Chaillou, G., Massicotte, P., Yang, G., Under review. Photoreactivity of two distinct DOM pools in groundwater of a subarctic island. Mar. Chem.

P.A. Raymond, J.E. Bauer Use of 14C and 13C natural abundances for evaluating riverine, estuarine, and coastal DOC and POC sources and cycling: a review and synthesis Org. Geochem., 32 (2001), pp. 469-485, 10.1016/S0146-6380(00)00190-X

T. Riedel, H. Biester, T. Dittmar Molecular fractionation of dissolved organic matter with metal salts Environ. Sci. Technol., 46 (2012), pp. 4419-4426, 10.1021/es203901u

T. Riedel, D. Zak, H. Biester, T. Dittmar Iron traps terrestrially derived dissolved o rganic matter at redox interfaces Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 110 (2013), pp. 10101-10105, 10.1073/pnas.1221487110

M. Roy, J.B. Martin, J.E. Cable, C.G. Smith Variations of iron flux and organic carbon remineralization in a subterranean estuary caused by inter-annual variations in recharge Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 103 (2013), pp. 301-315, 10.1016/j.gca.2012.10.055

J. Sanderman, K.A. Lohse, J.A. Baldock, R. Amundson Linking soils and streams: sources and chemistry of dissolved organic matter in a small coastal watershed Water Resour. Res., 45 (2009), pp. 1-13, 10.1029/2008WR006977

C.J. Sanders, I.R. Santos, M. Sadat-Noori, D.T. Maher, C. Holloway, B. Schnetger Uranium export from a sandy beach subterranean estuary in Australia Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. (2017), pp. 1-33, 10.1016/j.ecss.2017.09.002

I.R. Santos, W.C. Burnett, J. Chanton, B. Mwashote, I.G.N.A. Suryaputra, T. Dittmar Nutrient biogeochemistry in a Gulf of Mexico subterranean estuary and groundwater-derived fluxes to the coastal ocean Limnol. Oceanogr., 53 (2008), pp. 705-718, 10.4319/lo.2008.53.2.0705

I.R. Santos, W.C. Burnett, T. Dittmar, I.G.N.A. Suryaputra, J. Chanton Tidal pumping drives nutrient and dissolved organic matter dynamics in a Gulf of Mexico subterranean estuary Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 73 (2009), pp. 1325-1339, 10.1016/j.gca.2008.11.029

M. Seidel, M. Beck, T. Riedel, H. Waska, I.G.N.A. Suryaputra, B. Schnetger, J. Niggemann, M. Simon, T. Dittmar Biogeochemistry of dissolved organic matter in an anoxic intertidal creek bank Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 140 (2014), pp. 418-434, 10.1016/j.gca.2014.05.038

M. Seidel, M. Beck, J. Greskowiak, T. Riedel, H. Waska, I.G.N.A. Suryaputra, B. Schnetger, J. Niggemann, M. Simon, T. Dittmar Benthic-pelagic coupling of nutrients and dissolved organic matter composition in an intertidal sandy beach Mar. Chem., 176 (2015), pp. 150-163, 10.1016/j.marchem.2015.08.011

Y. Shen, F.H. Chapelle, E.W. Strom, R. Benner Origins and bioavailability of dissolved organic matter in groundwater Biogeochemistry, 122 (2015), pp. 61-78, 10.1007/s10533-014-0029-4

M.R. Shields, T.S. Bianchi, Y. Gélinas, M.A. Allison, R.R. Twilley Enhanced terrestrial carbon preservation promoted by reactive iron in deltaic sediments Geophys. Res. Lett. (2016), pp. 1-25, 10.1002/2015GL067388

E.R. Sholkovitz Flocculation of dissolved organic and inorganic matter during the mixing of river water and seawater Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 40 (1976), pp. 831-845, 10.1016/0016-7037(76)90035-1

S. Wada, M.N. Aoki, Y. Tsuchiya, T. Sato, H. Shinagawa, T. Hama Quantitative and qualitative analyses of dissolved organic matter released from Ecklonia cava Kjellman, in Oura Bay, Shimoda, Izu peninsula, Japan J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 349 (2007), pp. 344-358, 10.1016/j.jembe.2007.05.024

R. Wagai, L.M. Mayer Sorptive stabilization of organic matter in soils by hydrous iron oxides Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71 (2007), pp. 25-35, 10.1016/j.gca.2006.08.047

J. Weishaar, G. Aiken, B. Bergamaschi, M. Fram, R. Fujii, K. Mopper Evaluation of specific ultra-violet absorbance as an indicator of the chemical content of dissolved organic carbon Environ. Sci. Technol., 37 (2003), pp. 4702-4708, 10.1021/es030360x

O. Wurl, M. Tsai O. Wurl (Ed.), Analysis of Dissolved and Particulate Organic Carbon With the HTCO Technique (2009)

Y. Yamashita, S.L. McCallister, B.P. Koch, M. Gonsior, R. Jaffé Dynamics of dissolved organic matter in fjord ecosystems: contributions of terrestrial dissolved organic matter in the deep layer Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci., 159 (2015), pp. 37-49, 10.1016/j.ecss.2015.03.024

R.E. Zeebe, D. Wolf-Gladrow Stable isotope fractionation. CO2 seawater equilibrium Kinet. Isot. (2001), pp. 141-250
All items in Spectrum are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved. The use of items is governed by Spectrum's terms of access.

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Downloads per month over past year

Research related to the current document (at the CORE website)
- Research related to the current document (at the CORE website)
Back to top Back to top