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Physical Oceanography

, 19:96 | Cite as

Specific features of the vertical distribution of elements of the main biogenic cycles in waters of the Northwest shelf of the Black Sea

  • S. I. Kondrat’ev
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We study specific features of the vertical distribution of elements of the main biogenic cycle in the upper layers of waters on the northwest shelf of the Black Sea in spring and autumn and the correlation between the specific features of the vertical distributions of hydrochemical and hydrological characteristics. It is shown that the location of the halocline always specifies the location of the chemocline, whereas the effect of the thermocline on the distribution of hydrochemical characteristics is ambiguous. The vertical distribution of the hydrochemical parameters can be homogeneous in the presence of the seasonal thermocline. At the same time, in its absence, one may observe significant vertical gradients in the distributions of hydrochemical characteristics inside the upper mixed layer.

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Vertical Distribution Mixed Layer Vertical Profile Silicic Acid Vertical Gradient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. I. Kondrat’ev
    • 1
  1. 1.Marine Hydrophysical InstituteUkrainian Academy of SciencesSevastopolUkraine

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