Vertical Fluxes of Biogenic Particles and Associated Biota in the Eastern North Pacific: Implications for Biogeochemical Cycling and Productivity

  • G. T. Taylor
  • D. M. Karl
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 43)


Previously published data on vertical fluxes of particulate carbon (PC), nitrogen (PN), organisms (MICRO), and extracted adenosine triphosphate (ATP) into screened sediment traps (335 μm) from the VERTEX 5 and ADIOS I programs are re-examined as they relate to biogeochemical cycling and oceanic productivity. Stations represent an oligoto mesotrophic gradient in total primary production (Pt), ranging from 245 to 1141 mg C m−2 d−1 and a gradient in PC flux from the euphotic zone, ranging from 12 to 164 mg C m−2 d−1 for particles < 335 μm in diameter.


Particulate Carbon Euphotic Zone Pigment Concentration Vertical Flux LAWRENCE Estuary 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. T. Taylor
    • 1
  • D. M. Karl
    • 2
  1. 1.Marine Sciences Research CenterSUNYStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Department of OceanographyUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA

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