Future applications of thorium-234 in aquatic ecosystems
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
©2004. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 85, Issue 45, page 471, 9 November 2004
How to Cite
The 234th-Group (2004), Future applications of thorium-234 in aquatic ecosystems, Eos Trans. AGU, 85(45), 471–471, doi:10.1029/2004EO450006., and
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Cited By
A fundamental and outstanding issue in marine biogeochemistry is understanding the mechanisms that control and enhance the flux of material from the surface ocean to depth. “Sinking particles” are the ultimate removal mechanism of many biologically and particle reactive elements from the ocean. This includes atmospheric carbon, which is converted from CO2 to particulate phases during biological production and sequestered to deep waters via particle sinking. Unfortunately the temporal and spatial magnitude of the sinking particle flux remains an elusive and difficult process to study.