Accession Number : ADA188487

Title :   Particle Flux in the Western Black Sea in the Present and over the Last 5,000 Years: Temporal Variability, Sources, Transport Mechanisms.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Hay, Bernward J

PDF Url : ADA188487

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 212

Abstract : The particle flux in the present and over the last 5,000 years was investigated in the western Black Sea in a comparative study with samples from time-series sediment traps and laminated core sediments. The particle flux varies considerably seasonally and regionally. Dominant particle sources are biogenic and terrigenous matter. The relative importance in the particle supply varies seasonally and can be grouped into three phases: Phase I (June-October; coccolithophorid production); Phase II (November-January; resuspension of shelf deposits); and Phase III (February-May; river input of terrigenous matter and diatom production). Keywords: Hemipelagic sedimentation.

Descriptors :   *BLACK SEA, *OCEAN BOTTOM SOILS, *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, CORES, INPUT, LAMINATES, PARTICLE FLUX, PARTICLES, RIVERS, SEDIMENTS, SOURCES, THESES, ALUMINUM

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE