Horizontal diffusion and new production in the Sargasso Sea

Gary L. Hitchcock, Donald B. Olson, George A. Knauer, Alexander A.P. Pszenny, James N. Galloway

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Estimates of vertical particulate carbon flux and inorganic nitrogen input from rain events were evaluated in relation to horizontal diffusion during a four day study in the Sargasso Sea. Productivity (c300 mg C m-2 d-1) and particulate organic C flux (f-ratio of 0.17) from sediment trap arrays were similar to those recently documented in this region. For small, convective rain events, diffusion may be as important as phytoplankton uptake in reducing nitrogen concentrations to ambient nanomolar levels. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-265
Number of pages13
JournalGlobal Biogeochemical Cycles
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Atmospheric Science


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