Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Biogeosciences, 15, 2091–2109, 2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 2091–2109, 2018

Research article 10 Apr 2018

Research article | 10 Apr 2018

Biogeochemical characteristics of suspended particulate matter in deep chlorophyll maximum layers in the southern East China Sea

Qianqian Liu et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (10 Oct 2017) by Carol Robinson
AR by Selvaraj Kandasamy on behalf of the Authors (04 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Nov 2017) by Carol Robinson
RR by Philip Meyers (30 Nov 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (18 Jan 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 Jan 2018) by Carol Robinson
AR by Selvaraj Kandasamy on behalf of the Authors (22 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Mar 2018) by Carol Robinson
Short summary
Understanding the global carbon cycling in the marginal seas is crucial to realize the climate–carbon link. Here we characterized the source of suspended particulate matter along the deep chlorophyll maximum layers and found that organic matter in these layers was largely derived from the primary production. Also this layer is insignificantly influenced by the land-derived organic matter. Our results may have a direct implication on the application of isotopic mixing models in marine sediments.
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