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The Organic Carbon Cycle in the Arctic Ocean


Edited By: R Stein and R Macdonald

363 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 2003 | #142213 | ISBN: 3540011536
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Presents an overview of organic-carbon sources, pathways and burial of the circum-Arctic continental margin and deep sea areas. Data from each Arctic shelf and basin are collated, presented in common and parallel formats, and related to the global carbon cycle.

From the reviews: "The book is an extraordinary compilation of interesting information and a succession of important interpretations about the production, delivery, degradation, and burial of organic matter in the world's only polar ocean. ! The three features of the book that make it particularly special are its content, its presentation, and its timeliness. ! Because of the way that Stein and Macdonald have so effectively integrated and organized a wealth of information about the Arctic, many kinds of scientists would benefit from it." (Phillip A. Meyers, Polar Record, Vol. 41 (3), 2005)


Modern Terrigenous Organic Carbon and Nutrient Supply.- Primary Productivity in Arctic Seas.- Dissolved Organic Carbon Cycle in the Arctic Ocean.- Particulate Organic Carbon Flux to the Sea Floor.- Biological and Biogeochemical Processes at the Arctic Ocean Sea Floor.- Organic Carbon Accumulation and Burial in the Arctic Ocean: Present and Past.- Arctic Ocean Organic Carbon Budget and its Global Significance.

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