Accession Number : ADA325501
Title : In-Situ Time Series Studies of Oceanic Trace Metal Variability.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE
Personal Author(s) : Boyle, Edward A.
PDF Url : ADA325501
Report Date : 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : We aimed at improving our understanding of mechanisms controlling chemical fluxes of trace elements through the ocean, and to exploit this knowledge to improve our understanding of oceanic processes. In general, we used the distinctive properties of elements to contribute to a better-constrained model of ocean chemistry and its effects. Having observed short-term (days to weeks) temporal variability in near-surface trace element concentrations (see next section), we worked on ways to obtain high-resolution time-series data to understand this temporal variability. We developed a new moored trace element time-series sampler which we tested and are now deploying full-time in two key oceanic environments.
Descriptors : *METALS, *TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, *VARIATIONS, *OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS, *TRACE ELEMENTS, HIGH RESOLUTION, SURFACES, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY).
Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE