Increased dissolved oxygen in Pacific intermediate waters due to lower rates of carbon oxidation in sediments

@article{Stott2000IncreasedDO,
  title={Increased dissolved oxygen in Pacific intermediate waters due to lower rates of carbon oxidation in sediments},
  author={Lowell D. Stott and William M. Berelson and Robert Douglas and Donn Gorsline},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={407},
  pages={367-370}
}
Concentrations of dissolved oxygen in the ocean seem to correlate well with climate instabilities over the past 100,000 years. For example, the concentration of dissolved oxygen in Pacific intermediate waters was considerably higher during Pleistocene glacial periods than it is today. This has been inferred from the presence of bioturbated sediments, implying that oxygen levels were sufficient for burrowing organisms to live. Today, basins in the northeastern Pacific Ocean are floored by… CONTINUE READING

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