Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Biogeosciences, 13, 3203–3223, 2016

Special issue: Hydrography, biogeochemistry, and biology of "dead-zone eddies"...

Biogeosciences, 13, 3203–3223, 2016

Research article 02 Jun 2016

Research article | 02 Jun 2016

Bathypelagic particle flux signatures from a suboxic eddy in the oligotrophic tropical North Atlantic: production, sedimentation and preservation

Gerhard Fischer et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (17 Mar 2016) by Leticia Cotrim da Cunha
AR by Gerhard Fischer on behalf of the Authors (28 Apr 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 May 2016) by Leticia Cotrim da Cunha
Short summary
Particle fluxes at the Cape Verde Ocean Observatory in the eastern tropical North Atlantic for the period December 2009 until May 2011 are discussed based on deep sediment trap time-series data collected at 1290 and 3439 m water depths. The typically open-ocean flux pattern with weak seasonality is modified by the appearance of a highly productive and low oxygen eddy in winter 2010. The eddy passage was accompanied by high biogenic and lithogenic fluxes, lasting from December 2009 to May 2010.
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