|Suspended matter between Norway and Shetland and in the Sognefjord|
Eisma, D.; Kalf, J. (1978). Suspended matter between Norway and Shetland and in the Sognefjord. Interne verslagen Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee, 1978(13). NIOZ: Texel. 28 pp.
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Between Norway and Shetland and at stations in the Sognefjord and in Sognesjöen particle size, total content, ashweight and organic content of suspended matter were determined as well as salinity. The inflowing ocean water has the same content of inorganic suspended material as the outflowing North Sea water. This agrees with a preliminary estimate that more than 90% of the suspended matter supplied to the North Sea by rivers, through erosion of cliffs and the seafloor, inflow from the Baltic and the atmosphere and from organic production is deposited within the North Sea. The data for the Sognefjord suggest that suspended material from the North Sea is deposited in the fjord and that inside the fjord organic material is being accumulated. For the surface water the data on particle size, total content and organic content of the suspended material are complicated by the presence of living plankton.