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Reactive phosphate in the eastern Indonesian seas
Van Bennekom, A.J.; Muchtar, M. (1988). Reactive phosphate in the eastern Indonesian seas. Neth. J. Sea Res. 22(4): 361-367
In: Netherlands Journal of Sea Research. Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ): Groningen; Den Burg. ISSN 0077-7579, more
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  • Van Bennekom, A.J., more
  • Muchtar, M.

    Vertical profiles and horizontal sections of the reactive phosphate concentration in deep-sea basins in eastern Indonesia, based on data obtained during the Snellius-II and Indopac Expeditions, are given. Below 1000 m depth the concentration ranged from 2.7 to 2.9 mmol·m-3, slightly larger than in the waters flowing in from the Pacific Ocean. Below sill depth of isolated basins a small increase of phosphate is always found. This increase is related to decomposition of organic material, which shows that about 2% of the surface production of organic material is recycled in the lowermost 500 m, probably for a substantial part in the surface sediments.

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