A bottom-up view of the biological pump: Modeling source funnels above ocean sediment traps

  title={A bottom-up view of the biological pump: Modeling source funnels above ocean sediment traps},
  author={D. A. Siegela and E. Fieldsa and K. O. Buesselerb},
  • D. A. Siegela, E. Fieldsa, K. O. Buesselerb
  • Published 2008
The sinking of particles that make up the biological pump is not vertical but nearly horizontal. This means that the locations where the particles are formed may be distant from their collection in a sediment trap. This has led to the development of the concept of the statistical funnel to describe the spatial–temporal sampling characteristics of a sediment trap. Statistical funnels can be used to quantify the source region in the upper ocean where collected particles were created (source… CONTINUE READING
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