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Title: The role of zooplankton in the cycling and remineralization of chemical materials in the Southern California Bight

The overall objective of our research is to understand the transport pathways and mass balances of selected metabolically active and inactive chemical species in the Santa Monica/San Pedro Basins. One focus of our study is to examine the role of zooplankton and micronekton in the cycling and remineralization of chemical materials in the Southern California Bight, with particular reference to C, N and certain radionuclides and trace metals. A second focus is to examine these same radionuclides and trace metals in other important reservoirs. Knowledge of the rates and routes of transfer of these nuclides and metals through these reservoirs should lead to a cogent model for these elements in SM/SP Basins. Our zooplankton C and N data, should lead ultimately to a model of C and N cycling in the upper water column. Our sediment core data will lead to the construction of mass balances and budgets in the SM/SP Basins. 4 refs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5022730
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/60340-5
ON: DE90006696
DOE Contract Number:
FG05-85ER60340
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (USA). Coll. of Oceanography
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/ER
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; TRANSPORT; MASS TRANSFER; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PLANKTON; CALIFORNIA; CARBON CYCLE; METALS; MINERAL CYCLING; NITROGEN CYCLE; OCEANOGRAPHY; PROGRESS REPORT; RADIOISOTOPES; TRACE AMOUNTS; TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; WATER RESERVOIRS; WEST COAST; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELEMENTS; FEDERAL REGION IX; ISOTOPES; MATERIALS; NORTH AMERICA; SURFACE WATERS; USA 580000* -- Geosciences