Revisiting Carbon Flux Through the Ocean's Twilight Zone

  title={Revisiting Carbon Flux Through the Ocean's Twilight Zone},
  author={K. Buesseler and C. Lamborg and P. Boyd and P. Lam and T. Trull and R. Bidigare and J. K. B. Bishop and K. L. Casciotti and F. Dehairs and M. Elskens and M. Honda and D. Karl and D. Siegel and M. Silver and D. Steinberg and J. Valdes and B. V. Van Mooy and S. Wilson},
  pages={567 - 570}
  • K. Buesseler, C. Lamborg, +15 authors S. Wilson
  • Published 2007
  • Geology, Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Science
  • The oceanic biological pump drives sequestration of carbon dioxide in the deep sea via sinking particles. Rapid biological consumption and remineralization of carbon in the “twilight zone” (depths between the euphotic zone and 1000 meters) reduce the efficiency of sequestration. By using neutrally buoyant sediment traps to sample this chronically understudied realm, we measured a transfer efficiency of sinking particulate organic carbon between 150 and 500 meters of 20 and 50% at two… CONTINUE READING
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