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Pfannkuche, Olaf (1992): Organic carbon flux through the benthic community in the temperate abyssal Northeast Atlantic. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.692143, Supplement to: Pfannkuche, O (1992): Organic carbon flux through the benthic community in the temperate abyssal northeast Atlantic. In: Rowe, G T & Pariente, V (eds.), Deep-sea food chains and the global carbon cycle. Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 183-198

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Abstract:
In order to assess the carbon flux through the deep-sea benthic boundary layer, sediment community oxygen consumption (SCOC) was measured in different months and years at the BIOTRANS area in the abyssal northeastern Atlantic. SCOC varied seasonally with a maximum in July/August. Evidence is given for a direct coupling between a substantial sedimentation of phytodetritus and the seasonal increase in SCOC. Rapid colonization, growth and decomposition rates indicate that the deep-sea benthic microbial and protozoan biota can react quickly to substantial falls of particulate organic matter. They seem to be the most important groups to generate seasonal changes in deep-sea benthic carbon flux rates.
Coverage:
Median Latitude: 47.241696 * Median Longitude: -19.465556 * South-bound Latitude: 46.502667 * West-bound Longitude: -19.771700 * North-bound Latitude: 47.469833 * East-bound Longitude: -19.175000
Date/Time Start: 1984-10-02T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1985-09-20T00:00:00
Event(s):
M69_KG1046 * Latitude: 47.365000 * Longitude: -19.716700 * Date/Time: 1984-10-02T00:00:00 * Elevation: -3920.0 m * Location: Biotrans * Campaign: M69 (NOAMP III) * Basis: Meteor (1964) * Device: Giant box corer (GKG)
M69_KG1047 * Latitude: 47.355000 * Longitude: -19.690000 * Date/Time: 1984-10-03T00:00:00 * Elevation: -4080.0 m * Location: Biotrans * Campaign: M69 (NOAMP III) * Basis: Meteor (1964) * Device: Giant box corer (GKG)
M69_KG1048 * Latitude: 47.263300 * Longitude: -19.628300 * Date/Time: 1984-10-07T00:00:00 * Elevation: -4525.0 m * Location: Biotrans * Campaign: M69 (NOAMP III) * Basis: Meteor (1964) * Device: Giant box corer (GKG)
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