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Hernández-León, Santiago (2020): Carbon export and sequestration in the ocean. PANGAEA,

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Carbon export (from the epipelagic towards the mesopelagic zone) and sequestration (from the mesopelagic towards the bathypelagic zone) in the ocean are reviewed. Particulate organic carbon (POC) flux, and active flux due to migrant zooplankton and micronekton are shown from the epipelagic to the mesopelagic zone, and from the latter to the bathypelagic zone. Values towards the meso- and bathypelagic zones are compared in oligotrophic and productive systems. Zooplankton and prokaryote respiration in the meso- and bathypelagic zones of the ocean are also reviewed for oligotrophic and productive systems. Values were integrated over a depth layer and are given as the flux or respiration under one square meter (in g/m**2/a) between e.g. 100 m and 1000 m depth.
active flux; biological carbon pump; Deep sea; passive flux; Respiration
Related to:
Bode, Antonio; Mompeán, Carmen (2020): Stable isotope data of mesozooplankton for depth layers along the Malaspina-2010 expedition. PANGAEA,
Fraile-Nuez, Eugenio; Hernández-León, Santiago (2020): Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP) backscatter attached to the rosette sampler during the Malaspina Circumnavigation Expedition. Spanish Institute of Oceanography, PANGAEA,
Hernández-León, Santiago; Koppelmann, Rolf (2020): Review of global zooplankton biomass in the bathypelagic zone. PANGAEA,
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#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1Reference/sourceReferenceHernández-León, Santiago
2Uniform resource locator/link to referenceURL refHernández-León, Santiago
3OceanOceanHernández-León, SantiagoSystem
4Depth, descriptionDepth descHernández-León, SantiagoZone
5ParameterParameterHernández-León, Santiago
6OrganismsOrgHernández-León, Santiago
7DEPTH, waterDepth watermHernández-León, SantiagoGeocode
8DEPTH, waterDepth watermHernández-León, SantiagoGeocode – min of layer
9DEPTH, waterDepth watermHernández-León, SantiagoGeocode – max of layer
10Carbon fluxC fluxmg/m2/dayHernández-León, SantiagoCalculated, integrated over layer depth
11Carbon flux per yearC fluxg/m2/aHernández-León, SantiagoCalculated, integrated over layer depth
12Respiration rate, carbonResp Cmol/m3/dayHernández-León, SantiagoCalculated, integrated over layer depth
13Respiration rate, carbonResp Cmmol/m2/dayHernández-León, SantiagoCalculated, integrated over layer depth
14Respiration rate, carbonResp Cmg/m2/dayHernández-León, SantiagoCalculated, integrated over layer depth
15Respiration rate, carbonResp Cg/m2/aHernández-León, SantiagoCalculated, integrated over layer depth
16CommentCommentHernández-León, Santiago
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