Particulate organic carbon flux in the oceans—surface productivity and oxygen utilization

@article{Suess1980ParticulateOC,
  title={Particulate organic carbon flux in the oceans—surface productivity and oxygen utilization},
  author={Erwin Suess},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1980},
  volume={288},
  pages={260-263}
}
Organic detritus passing from the sea surface through the water column to the sea floor controls nutrient regeneration, fuels benthic life and affects burial of organic carbon in the sediment record1–3. Particle trap systems have enabled the first quantification of this important process. The results suggest that the dominant mechanism of vertical transport is by rapid settling of rare large particles, most likely of faecal pellets or marine snow of the order of >200 μm in diameter, whereas the… CONTINUE READING
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