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The Oceanic Biological Pump: Rapid carbon transfer to depth at Continental Margins during Winter
Description: The oceanic biological pump is responsible for the important transfer of CO2-C as POC "Particulate Organic Carbon" to the deep sea. It plays a decisive role in the Earth's carbon cycle and significant effort is spent to quantify its strength. In this study scientists synchronized daily time-series data of surface chlorophyll-a concentrations from the NASA's MODIS satellite in combination with hourly to daily observations from sea surface buoys and from an Internet Operated Vehicle (IOV) on the seafloor within Barkley Canyon (Northeast Pacific) to investigate the importance of winter processes in the export of fresh phytodetritus. [Source: Scientific Reports]
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Source: Scientific Reports
Publish Date: 9/7/2017
Reading Level: Expert
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