Abundance and elemental composition of particulate matter tn the upper layer of northeastern Mediterranean

Ediger D. , Tugrul S., Polat C., Yilmaz A., Salihoglu I.

NATO Advanced Research Workshop on the Eastern Mediterranean as a Laboratory Basin for the Assessment of Contrasting Ecosystems, KIEV, Ukrayna, 23 - 27 Mart 1998, cilt.51, ss.241-266 identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 51
  • Basıldığı Şehir: KIEV
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Ukrayna
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.241-266


Suspended particulate (POC: PON, PP) profiles obtained in 1991-1994 indicate the existence of characteristic subsurface maxima near the base of the euphotic zone in the cyclonic Rhodes gyre and its peripherial waters in the Northeastern Mediterranean. Interestingly the N:P of the bulk seston nas reasonable during stratification seasons when the surface water was relatively: poor in phosphate: but the ratio was unexpectedly low (N:P=6-12) in the late winter of 1992 when the surface layer of Rhodes gyre was occupied with nutrient rich deep waters.