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dc.contributor.authorAdams, Diane K.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorMcGillicuddy, Dennis J.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorZamudio, Luis  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorThurnherr, Andreas M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorLiang, Xinfeng  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorRouxel, Olivier J.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorGerman, Christopher R.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorMullineaux, Lauren S.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-20T15:36:25Z
dc.date.available2011-05-20T15:36:25Z
dc.date.issued2011-03
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/4613
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © The Author(s), 2011. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of AAAS for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Science 332 (2011): 580-583, doi:10.1126/science.1201066.en_US
dc.description.abstractAtmospheric forcing, which is known to have a strong influence on surface ocean dynamics and production, is typically not considered in studies of the deep sea. Our observations and models demonstrate an unexpected influence of surface-generated mesoscale eddies in the transport of hydrothermal vent efflux and of vent larvae away from the northern East Pacific Rise. Transport by these deep-reaching eddies provides a mechanism for spreading the hydrothermal chemical and heat-flux into the deep-ocean interior and for dispersing propagules hundreds of kilometers between isolated and ephemeral communities. Since the eddies interacting with the East Pacific Rise are formed seasonally and are sensitive to phenomena such as El Niño, they have the potential to introduce seasonal to interannual atmospheric variations into the deep sea.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSupport was provided by NSF grants OCE-0424953, OCE-0425361 and OCE-0647948, WHOI grants from DOEI and the Ocean Venture Fund, a NDSEG graduate fellowship to D.K.A., and the WHOI Jannasch Chair for Excellence in Oceanography to L.S.M.en_US
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dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1126/science.1201066
dc.titleSurface-generated mesoscale eddies transport deep-sea products from hydrothermal ventsen_US
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