Weekly resolution particulate flux from a sediment trap in the northern Gulf of Mexico, 2008-2012

Open-File Report 2014-1035
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey anchored a sediment trap in the northern Gulf of Mexico to collect time-series data on sediment flux from 2008 to 2012. There are continuous measurements of total mass flux and organic carbon flux (ogC) at 7–14 day resolution from 2008 to 2012. The flux of calcium carbonate (CaCO3), particulate nitrogen (nitro), and biogenic silica (Opal) were also measured from January-December, 2008. The mass flux ranged from 0.01 g m-2day-1 (grams per square meter per day) to 2.50 g m-2day-1, with a mean mass flux of 0.20 g m -2day-1 over the 5-year study period.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Weekly resolution particulate flux from a sediment trap in the northern Gulf of Mexico, 2008-2012
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2014-1035
DOI 10.3133/ofr20141035
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description iv, 9 p.
Time Range Start 2008-01-01
Time Range End 2012-12-31
Country United States
Other Geospatial Gulf Of Mexico
Online Only (Y/N) Y