Sinking rates of particles measured from deployments in the Atlantic Ocean based on seasonal data, supplement to: Fischer, Gerhard; Karakas, Gökay (2009): Sinking rates and ballast composition of particles in the Atlantic Ocean: implications for the organic carbon fluxes to the deep ocean. Biogeosciences, 6, 85-102

Gerhard Fischer & Gökay Karakas
The flux of materials to the deep sea is dominated by larger, organic-rich particles with sinking rates varying between a few meters and several hundred meters per day. Mineral ballast may regulate the transfer of organic matter and other components by determining the sinking rates, e.g. via particle density. We calculated particle sinking rates from mass flux patterns and alkenone measurements applying the results of sediment trap experiments from the Atlantic Ocean. We have indication...
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