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Title: Sea floor cycling of organic matter in the continental margin of the mid-Atlantic Bight. Final report, May 1, 1995--April 30, 1998

Abstract

The objective of this project was to examine quantitatively the cycling of organic matter at the sea floor of the mid-Atlantic Bight continental margin. This information would be used to better understand sedimentary geochemical processes and, when used in conjunction with other measurements made within the DOE Ocean Margins Program, would be used to constrain the offshore and surface-to-deep water transport of organic carbon in this region. The latter information is critical in assessing the role of continental margins in the sequestration of anthropogenic carbon dioxide, the dominant greenhouse gas, in the deep ocean. Because the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere may cause significant changes in climate, this project had major societal importance.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography, Savannah, GA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
329503
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/62036-T1
ON: DE99002141; TRN: AHC29912%%21
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-95ER62036
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: [1998]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; PROGRESS REPORT; MID-ATLANTIC BIGHT; ORGANIC MATTER; GEOCHEMISTRY; CARBON CYCLE; CONTINENTAL MARGIN; CARBON SINKS; CARBON DIOXIDE

Citation Formats

Jahnke, R.A. Sea floor cycling of organic matter in the continental margin of the mid-Atlantic Bight. Final report, May 1, 1995--April 30, 1998. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/329503.
Jahnke, R.A. Sea floor cycling of organic matter in the continental margin of the mid-Atlantic Bight. Final report, May 1, 1995--April 30, 1998. United States. doi:10.2172/329503.
Jahnke, R.A. Thu . "Sea floor cycling of organic matter in the continental margin of the mid-Atlantic Bight. Final report, May 1, 1995--April 30, 1998". United States. doi:10.2172/329503. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/329503.
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abstractNote = {The objective of this project was to examine quantitatively the cycling of organic matter at the sea floor of the mid-Atlantic Bight continental margin. This information would be used to better understand sedimentary geochemical processes and, when used in conjunction with other measurements made within the DOE Ocean Margins Program, would be used to constrain the offshore and surface-to-deep water transport of organic carbon in this region. The latter information is critical in assessing the role of continental margins in the sequestration of anthropogenic carbon dioxide, the dominant greenhouse gas, in the deep ocean. Because the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere may cause significant changes in climate, this project had major societal importance.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1998},
month = {Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1998}
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