Reading the Sedimentary Record of the Ocean’s Productivity

  • W. H. Berger
  • J. C. Herguera
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 43)


The basic controls on ocean productivity are poorly understood both biologically and geologically. In fact, we do not know the global patterns of productivity very well, either with regard to the rates of primary production (that is, the amount of carbon fixed in the photic zone each year), or with regard to the types of primary production (that is, the kinds of organisms involved).


Organic Carbon Benthic Foraminifera Planktonic Foraminifera Coastal Upwelling Oxygen Isotope Record 
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  1. 1.Scripps Institution of OceanographyUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA

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