Articles | Volume 12, issue 24
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-7379-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-7379-2015
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16 Dec 2015
Research article |  | 16 Dec 2015

Composition and sources of sedimentary organic matter in the deep eastern Mediterranean Sea

R. Pedrosa-Pàmies, C. Parinos, A. Sanchez-Vidal, A. Gogou, A. Calafat, M. Canals, I. Bouloubassi, and N. Lampadariou

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A multi-proxy approach is applied in surface sediments collected from deep slopes and basins (1018-4087 m depth) of the oligotrophic eastern Mediterranean Sea. This study sheds new light on the sources and transport mechanisms along with the impact of preservation vs. diagenetic processes on the composition of sedimentary organic matter in the deep basins of the oligotrophic eastern Mediterranean Sea.
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