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, Ukraine, 23 - 27 March 1998, vol.51, pp.241-266 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 51
  • City: KIEV
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-266
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


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.