Seasonal and diel variation in the open ocean concentration of marine snow aggregates

@article{Lampitt1993SeasonalAD,
  title={Seasonal and diel variation in the open ocean concentration of marine snow aggregates},
  author={R. S. Lampitt and Warwick Hillier and Peter G. Challenor},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1993},
  volume={362},
  pages={737-739}
}
MARINE snow, generally defined as aggregated particles of diameter greater than 0.5 mm, is thought to play an important role in oceanic biogeochemical cycles1. Recent studies have focused on its unusual physical, biological and chemical properties but its temporal variability has received scant attention2–6. Here we report observations of the abundance, volume concentration and size distribution of marine snow over a five-month period at a single site in the Northeast Atlantic. At a depth of… CONTINUE READING
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