Articles | Volume 13, issue 18
Research article
23 Sep 2016
Research article |  | 23 Sep 2016

Anaerobic oxidation of methane alters sediment records of sulfur, iron and phosphorus in the Black Sea

Matthias Egger, Peter Kraal, Tom Jilbert, Fatimah Sulu-Gambari, Célia J. Sapart, Thomas Röckmann, and Caroline P. Slomp


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (19 May 2016) by Tina Treude
AR by Matthias Egger on behalf of the Authors (24 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jul 2016) by Tina Treude
RR by Wei-Li Hong (20 Jul 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Aug 2016)
RR by Orit Sivan (03 Aug 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (06 Aug 2016) by Tina Treude
AR by Matthias Egger on behalf of the Authors (07 Aug 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Aug 2016) by Tina Treude
Short summary
By combining detailed geochemical analyses with diagenetic modeling, we provide new insights into how methane dynamics may strongly overprint burial records of iron, sulfur and phosphorus in marine systems subject to changes in organic matter loading or water column salinity. A better understanding of these processes will improve our ability to read ancient sediment records and thus to predict the potential consequences of global warming and human-enhanced inputs of nutrients to the ocean.
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