Understanding the remote influences of ocean weather on the episodic pulses of particulate organic carbon flux


"The biological carbon pump has been estimated to export ∼5–15 Gt C yr−1 into the deep ocean, and forms the principal deep-sea food resource. Irregular, intense pulses of particulate organic carbon (POC) have been found to make up about one-third of the overall POC fluxes at a long-term deep-sea research station influenced by coastal upwelling of the California Current, Station M (34°50′N, 123° W, 4000 m depth). However, the drivers of these pulses have been challenging to quantify. [...]"

Source: Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Authors: Henry A. Ruhl et al.
DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2020.104741

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