Processes in the benthic boundary layer at the Iberian continental margin and their implication for carbon mineralization

@inproceedings{Thomsen2002ProcessesIT,
  title={Processes in the benthic boundary layer at the Iberian continental margin and their implication for carbon mineralization},
  author={Laurenz Thomsen and T vanWeering and Giselher Gust},
  year={2002}
}
Abstract This paper evaluates the role of biological processes in the cycling of particulate organic matter within the benthic boundary layer (BBL). It reveals that horizontal, advective fluxes of particulate matter exceed the vertically sinking fluxes through the water column. The data suggest that there is an important additional mechanism of carbon mineralization at hydrodynamically energetic continental margins, and that not the sediment surface but the near-bed fluid layer of the BBL is… CONTINUE READING

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