Amazon River: Environmental Factors That Control Its Dissolved and Suspended Load

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Science  30 Jun 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3783, pp. 1734-1737
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3783.1734


Analytical results of sampling during both wet and dry seasons along the Amazon River, at its mouth, and from 16 tributaries reveal that the physical weathering dominant in the Andean mountainous environment controls both the overall composition of the suspended solids discharged by the Amazon and the amount of dissolved salts and suspended solids discharged.