• Steven W. Effler
  • Martin T. Auer
  • Ned Johnson
  • Michael Penn
  • H. Chandler Rowell
Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)


Many materials of ecological and water quality significance become associated with, or incorporated in, particles that settle out of the watercolumn. This is often a major pathway in the cycling of these constituents. Collection of depositing particles, with properly designed and deployed sediment traps, (Bloesch and Burns 1980; Blomqvist and Hakanson 1981; Gardner 1980; Hargrave and Burns 1979; Rosa et al. 1991) is an accepted basis for quantifying the downward fluxes of depositing materials. Deposition rates are valuable indicators of metabolism, processes, and interactions in the overlying waters, and they may serve as key inputs to mass balance water quality models.


Particulate Organic Carbon Sediment Trap Volatile Solid Diatom Assemblage Surficial Sediment 
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  • Martin T. Auer
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  • H. Chandler Rowell

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