Particulate matter fluxes determined in the area of the NS Komsomolets wreck in different years


The sedimentation system of the bottom contour current over the continental slope of the Bear Island in the Norwegian Sea is considered. The nepheloid layer that provides high horizontal flux of sedimentary material represents the main source of matter for bottom sediments. Vertical particulate matter flux is largely formed in the nepheloid layer; flux from higher layers of the water column is insignificant. Horizontal and vertical fluxes of sedimentary matter show positive correlation. Matter flux from bottom sediment into the nepheloid layer and residence time of particles in the latter are estimated.

Supplement to: Lukashin, Vyacheslav N (2008): Sedimentary matter fluxes in the contour current sedimentation system over the continental slope of the Norwegian Sea. Oceanology, 48(5), 701-709

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Creator Lukashin, Vyacheslav N
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Publication Year 2008
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Supplementary Publication Series of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 3 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (13.095W, 73.669S, 18.067E, 73.791N); Norwegian Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 1991-08-21T22:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1995-07-27T21:27:00Z