Oceanography The Official Magazine of
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Volume 08 Issue 03

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Volume 08, No. 3
Pages 92 - 94

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Calcium Carbonate Sedimentation in the Global Ocean: Linkages Between the Neritic and Pelagic Environments

John D. MillimanAndré W. Droxler
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Other than fluvial sediment, calcium carbonate (CaCO3) is the greatest source of sediment in the present-day ocean. Interest in carbonate sedimentation extends beyond geologists because the carbonate system involves biologic and geochemical processes. Carbonate production, for example, releases CO2 but its accumulation becomes a major sink for inorganic carbon.

Citation

Milliman, J.D., and A.W. Droxler. 1995. Calcium carbonate sedimentation in the global ocean: Linkages between the neritic and pelagic environments. Oceanography 8(3):92–94, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1995.04.

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