Alkenones in the Mediterranean Sea, supplement to: Ternois, Yann; Sicre, Marie-Alexandrine; Boireau, Anne; Marty, Jean-Claude; Miquel, Juan Carlos (1996): Production pattern of alkenones in the Mediterranean Sea. Geophysical Research Letters, 23(22), 3171-3174

Yann Ternois, Marie-Alexandrine Sicre, Anne Boireau, Jean-Claude Marty & Juan Carlos Miquel
Time-series of downward alkenone fluxes have been investigated at 200 m depth over a one year sediment trap experiment, in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Alkenone flux maxima occurred in autumn and to a lesser extent in May, during the spring bloom. Temperature estimates calculated from the UK'37 index revealed that alkenone producers preferentially develop in subsurface waters (at about 50 m) in spring, whereas the autumn alkenone production occurred upper in the water column (around...
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