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Archer, David E; Devol, Alan H (1992): Benthic oxygen flixes on the Washington shelf and slope. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.736010, Supplement to: Archer, DE; Devol, AH (1992): Benthic oxygen fluxes on the Washington shelf and slope: A comparison of in situ microelectrode and chamber flux measurements. Limnology and Oceanography, 37(3), 614-629, https://doi.org/10.4319/lo.1992.37.3.0614

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Abstract:
Benthic oxygen fluxes calculated from in situ microelectrode profiles arc compared with benthic flux chamber O2 uptake measurements on a transect of eight stations across the continental shelf and three stations on the slope of Washington State. Station depths ranged from 40 to 630 m and bottom-water oxygen concentrations were 127-38 µM. The fluxes measured by the two methods were similar on the slope, but on the shelf, the chamber flux exceeded the microelectrode flux by as much as a factor of 3-4. We attribute this difference to pore-water irrigation, a process which apparently accounts for the oxidation of a significant amount of organic C in the continental shelf sediments. Combining our diffusive flux data with other data demonstrates clearly that the bottomwater oxygen concentration must play some significant role in determining the sedimentary oxygen consumption rate. Numerical simulation of the microelectrode 0, profiles suggests that roughly half the diffusive 0, flux must be consumed within - 1 mm of the sediment surface. If this conclusion is correct, then the magnitude of the diffusive flux depends both on the bottom-water oxygen concentration and on the supply rate of labile C to the sediment surf'ace.
Funding:
Fifth Framework Programme (FP5), grant/award no. EVK2-CT-2001-00100: Origin and Fate of Biogenic Particle Fluxes in the Ocean
Coverage:
Median Latitude: 45.246296 * Median Longitude: -123.972222 * South-bound Latitude: 33.200000 * West-bound Longitude: -125.033333 * North-bound Latitude: 47.083333 * East-bound Longitude: -118.500000
Date/Time Start: 1987-10-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1988-06-01T00:00:00
Event(s):
Archer_SCB-87_LANDER (SCB-87) * Latitude: 33.200000 * Longitude: -118.500000 * Date/Time: 1987-10-01T00:00:00 * Elevation: -1250.0 m * Location: Northeast Pacific * Campaign: Urania_03_1992 * Basis: Urania * Method/Device: Bottom lander (B_LANDER)
NH88-8_01_BC (NH01) * Latitude: 46.800000 * Longitude: -124.583333 * Date/Time: 1988-06-01T00:00:00 * Elevation: -115.0 m * Campaign: NH88-8 * Basis: New Horizon * Method/Device: Box corer (BC)
NH88-8_03_BC (NH03) * Latitude: 46.866667 * Longitude: -124.483333 * Date/Time: 1988-06-01T00:00:00 * Elevation: -85.0 m * Campaign: NH88-8 * Basis: New Horizon * Method/Device: Box corer (BC)
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