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Biogeosciences, 15, 2091–2109, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-2091-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 2091–2109, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-2091-2018

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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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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