12. Down-Column Fluxes and the Benthic Boundary Layer

  1. Roy Chester1 and
  2. Tim Jickells2

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118349083.ch12

Marine Geochemistry

Marine Geochemistry

How to Cite

Chester, R. and Jickells, T. (2012) Down-Column Fluxes and the Benthic Boundary Layer, in Marine Geochemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118349083.ch12

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Environmental Sciences, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

  2. 2

    School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118349076

Online ISBN: 9781118349083



  • down-column fluxes and BBL;
  • transport processes, part of the great particle conspiracy;
  • down-column fluxes;
  • FPM important for scavenging of trace elements;
  • particle mass flux magnitude;
  • major components of particle mass flux;
  • mass particle flux and primary production in surface waters;
  • evolution of particle flux with depth;
  • BBL zone, deep oceanic circulation interacting with the ocean bottom;
  • down-column fluxes and BBL


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Down-column fluxes

  • Evolution of particle flux with depth

  • The benthic boundary layer: the sediment–water interface

  • Down-column fluxes and the benthic boundary layer: summary

  • References