Biogenic Silica Fluxes and Accumulation Rates in the Gulf of California
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The seasonal pattern of biogenic silica flux in the gulf is closely related to that of phytoplankton biomass levels and is controlled by changes in weather and hydrographic conditions. Approximately 15%-25% of the biogenic silica produced in surface waters is preserved in gulf sediments, a figure significantly higher than the average global ocean preservation rate. Most of the recycling of biogenic silica in the Gulf of California occurs in the upper water column. -from Authors
Citation / Publisher Attribution
Geology, v. 22, issue 4, p. 303-306
Scholar Commons Citation
Thunell, R. C.; Pride, C. J.; Tappa, E.; and Muller-Karger, Frank E., "Biogenic Silica Fluxes and Accumulation Rates in the Gulf of California" (1994). Marine Science Faculty Publications. 1195.