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Particulate Organic Carbon and Its Composition in Jiaozhou Bay

  • Zhiliang ShenEmail author
  • Heming Yang
  • Qun Liu
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Abstract

The seasonal variations of particulate organic carbon (POC) in Jiaozhou Bay were consistent with those of chlorophyll-a (Chl-a), primary productivity, particulate nitrogen (PN) and organic matters in surface sediments, and all of the highest values were found in summer. The average mass ratio of POC and PN in seawater was 6.5. The POC contents varied between 0.050 and 1.000 mg C L−1 with an average of 0.282 ± 0.186 mg C L−1. The contributions of detritus organic carbon, phytoplankton carbon, bacterial carbon, and zooplankton carbon were 0.123, 0.140, 0.0108, and 0.0079 mg C L−1, respectively, and the ratios in POC were 43.6, 49.8, 3.8, and 2.8%, respectively.

Keywords

Particulate organic carbon Particulate nitrogen Composition Jiaozhou Bay 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Marine Ecology and Environmental SciencesInstitute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoChina
  2. 2.Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoChina
  3. 3.Jiaozhou Bay Marine Ecosystem Research Station, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoChina

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