|Title||The Palmer LTER sediment trap array experiment: Initial results|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1994|
|Authors||Karl, DM, Dore, JE, Houlihan, T, Hebel, DV, Asper, VL|
|Journal||Antarctic Journal of the United States|
The continuous production of biogenic matter in the near surface waters of the world ocean ultimately sustains the downward flux of particles at all ocean depths. Depending upon the source(s), chemical composition and residence time in the water column, these particles are either remineralized en route to the seafloor or preserved in the sediment.