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Methane oxidation and methane fluxes in the ocean surface layer and deep anoxic watersMeasured biological oxidation rates of methane in near-surface waters of the Cariaco Basin are compared with the diffusional fluxes computed from concentration gradients of methane in the surface layer. Methane fluxes and oxidation rates were investigated in surface waters, at the oxic/anoxic interface, and in deep anoxic waters. It is shown that the surface-waters oxidation of methane is a mechanism which modulates the flux of methane from marine waters to the atmosphere.
Document ID
19880027650
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
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Authors
Ward, B. B. (California Univ., San Diego La Jolla, CA, United States)
Kilpatrick, K. A. (California, University La Jolla, United States)
Novelli, P. C. (California Univ., San Diego La Jolla, CA, United States)
Scranton, M. I. (New York, State University Stony Brook, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
May 21, 1987
Publication Information
Publication: Nature
Volume: 327
ISSN: 0028-0836
Subject Category
OCEANOGRAPHY
Distribution Limits
Public
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