Maximum sinking velocities of suspended particulate matter in a coastal transition zone
Joeran Maerz et al.
Accessing diverse data comprehensively – CODM, the COSYNA data portal (http://codm.hzg.de/codm/)G. Breitbach, H. Krasemann, D. Behr, S. Beringer, U. Lange, N. Vo, and F. Schroede https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-909-2016
We investigated sinking velocity (ws) of suspended particulate matter (SPM) in the German Bight. By inferring ws indirectly from an extensive turbidity data set and hydrodynamic model results, we found enhanced ws in a coastal transition zone. Combined with known residual circulation patterns, this led to a new conceptual understanding of the retention of fine minerals and nutrients in shallow coastal areas. The retention is likely modulated by algal excretions enhancing flocculation of SPM.
We investigated sinking velocity (ws) of suspended particulate matter (SPM) in the German Bight....