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dc.contributor.authorEstapa, Margaret L.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBuesseler, Kenneth O.  Concept link
dc.coverage.spatialSargasso Sea
dc.coverage.spatialwestlimit: -69.1118; southlimit: 28.3441; eastlimit: -61.1357; northlimit: 34.7787
dc.coverage.temporal20130101 - 20141231 (UTC)
dc.descriptionDataset: Sediment trap gel images
dc.description.abstractSinking particle sizes span many orders of magnitude and the relative influence of small particles on carbon export compared to large particles has not been resolved. To determine the influence of particle size on carbon export, the flux of both small (11–64 μm) and large (>64 μm) particles in the upper mesopelagic was examined during five cruises of the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series (BATS) in the Sargasso Sea using neutrally buoyant sediment traps mounted with tubes containing polyacrylamide gel layers to preserve sizes and shapes of sinking particles. Microphotographic images of gels were collected and used to determine particle size distributions. For a complete list of measurements, refer to the supplemental document 'Field_names.pdf', and a full dataset description is included in the supplemental file 'Dataset_description.pdf'. The most current version of this dataset is available at:
dc.description.sponsorshipNSF Division of Ocean Sciences (NSF OCE) OCE-1406552
dc.publisherBiological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO). Contact:
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.subjectParticle size
dc.subjectParticle settling
dc.subjectCarbon cycle
dc.subjectSediment traps
dc.subjectMesopelagic zone
dc.titleSediment trap gel images of settled particles that were collected from the Sargasso Sea between 2013 and 2014.

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