In recent years considerable attention has been paid towards gaining a better understanding of the cycling of elements along ocean margins. The recognition of the importance of the carbon cycle for the earth’s climatic system and an evaluation of the role of the ocean in this respect, as well as an estimate of human-induced climatic (and in the near future anthropogenic) change on a global level, can only be obtained by modeling fluxes of energy and elements between coastal region s and the deep ocean as well as between high and low latitudes. This requires better and more detailed insights into exchange and transport processes from the shelf via the continental slope to the deep sea, and a detailed quantification of fluxes between compartments (van Weering et al. 2000).
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- Particle Transport, Distribution Patterns of Sedimentological Properties and Biological Communities
Tjeerd van Weering
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Systemische Notwendigkeit zur Weiterentwicklung von Hybridnetzen