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PANGAEA - Data from Biogeochemical fluxes of matter and energy in the deep sea (BIGSET)

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Data from Biogeochemical fluxes on the benthic boundary layer (BBL). more

Investigations focus on the benthic boundary layer (BBL). A zone extending from a couple of hundred metres above the sediment to about 5m into the sediment. Most of the studies concentrated to the nepheloid layer and the bioturbated sediment layer. Vertical and lateral input of carbon into the BBL is determined by physical processes as well as by organisms. The bathy- and abysso-pelagic zooplankton and nekton including its bentho-pelagic components act as mediators between the productive oceanic surface layer and the benthos. The flux rates measured at the sediment/water interface, thus, mediate between short time scales of oceanic surface layer processes and the long time scales of processes in sediment layers beneath the bioturbated and bioirrigated sediment surface. Past productivity and modes of deposition (aeolic-seasonal, fluvial-seasonal up to episodic, turbidical-episodical) are reconstructed from amount and composition of trace elements in the solid phase and porewater.

Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, Benthic boundary layer, Deep sea, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, ISW, Arabian Sea

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 59,765; MinLat: 9,9947 - MaxLong: 68,567; MaxLat: 19,9998 [WGS84]
ISW, Arabian Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1995 - 1998

Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel; Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR), moredata creator

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PANGAEA: Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science, more
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2010-12-09
Information last updated: 2022-07-20
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