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  • Does a ballast effect occur in the surface ocean? 

    Sanders, Richard J.; Morris, Paul J.; Poulton, Alex J.; Stinchcombe, Mark C.; Charalampopoulou, Anastasia; Lucas, Mike I.; Thomalla, Sandy J. (American Geophysical Union, 2010-04-29)
    The oceanic biological carbon pump (BCP), a large (10 GT C yr−1) component of the global carbon cycle, is dominated by the sinking (export) of particulate organic carbon (POC) from surface waters. In the deep ocean, strong ...
  • High biomass, low export regimes in the Southern Ocean 

    Lam, Phoebe J.; Bishop, James K. B. (2006-06-28)
    This paper investigates ballasting and remineralization controls of carbon sedimentation in the twilight zone (100-1000 m) of the Southern Ocean. Size-fractionated (<1 μm, 1-51 μm, >51 μm) suspended particulate matter ...
  • On the proportion of ballast versus non-ballast associated carbon export in the surface ocean 

    Le Moigne, Frederic A. C.; Sanders, Richard J.; Villa-Alfageme, Maria; Martin, Adrian P.; Pabortsava, Katsiaryna; Planquette, Helene; Morris, Paul J.; Thomalla, Sandy J. (American Geophysical Union, 2012-08-11)
    The role of biominerals in driving carbon export from the surface ocean is unclear. We compiled surface particulate organic carbon (POC), and mineral ballast export fluxes from 55 different locations in the Atlantic and ...