AGU Publications

Enhanced terrestrial carbon preservation promoted by reactive iron in deltaic sediments

Understanding the mechanisms responsible for enhancing the stability and long-term storage of organic carbon in sediments and soils is important for predicting how the carbon cycle will respond to climate Change. This publication examined the role of reactive iron in preserving organic carbon across a subaerial chronosequence of the Wax Lake Delta, a prograding delta within the Mississippi River Delta complex.