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Coincidence of sedimentation peaks with diatom blooms, wind, and calcite precipitation measured in high resolution by a multi-trap
Description: To investigate the impact of phyto- and zooplankton on the sedimentation rate, researchers sampled the sedimenting material in Lake Stechlin. The results suggest that the presence of some aggregation factors like calcite crystal exopolymers or fecal pellets support the sinking process. Furthermore, the high resolution of the trap used here allowed for obtaining precise correlations between sedimentation and the measured parameters indicating relevance of temporal coincidence of multiple environmental variables. [Source: Hydrobiologia]
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Source: Hydrobiologia
Publish Date: 1/1/2016
Reading Level: Expert
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