Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-733-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-733-2019
Research article
 | 
06 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 06 Feb 2019

Main drivers of transparent exopolymer particle distribution across the surface Atlantic Ocean

Marina Zamanillo, Eva Ortega-Retuerta, Sdena Nunes, Pablo Rodríguez-Ros, Manuel Dall'Osto, Marta Estrada, Maria Montserrat Sala, and Rafel Simó

Viewed

Total article views: 2,827 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
1,947 808 72 2,827 55 65
  • HTML: 1,947
  • PDF: 808
  • XML: 72
  • Total: 2,827
  • BibTeX: 55
  • EndNote: 65
Views and downloads (calculated since 21 Aug 2018)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 21 Aug 2018)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 2,827 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 2,492 with geography defined and 335 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 

Cited

Latest update: 22 Jun 2024
Download
Short summary
Many marine microorganisms produce polysaccharide-rich transparent exopolymer particles (TEPs) for rather unknown reasons but with important consequences for the ocean carbon cycle, sea–air gas exchange and formation of organic aerosols. Here we compare surface–ocean distributions of TEPs and physical, chemical and biological variables along a N–S transect in the Atlantic Ocean. Our data suggest that phytoplankton and not bacteria are the main TEP producers, and solar radiation acts as a sink.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint