Open-File Report 2014–1035
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.
First posted May 14, 2014
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Richey, J.N., Reynolds, C.E., Tappa, Eric, and Thunell, Robert, 2014, Weekly resolution particulate flux from a sediment trap in the northern Gulf of Mexico, 2008–2012: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1035, 9 p., https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141035.
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