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Biogeosciences, 12, 7379–7402, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-7379-2015
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Biogeosciences, 12, 7379–7402, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-7379-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 16 Dec 2015

Research article | 16 Dec 2015

Composition and sources of sedimentary organic matter in the deep eastern Mediterranean Sea

R. Pedrosa-Pàmies et al.
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A multi-proxy approach is applied in surface sediments collected from deep slopes and basins (1018-4087 m depth) of the oligotrophic eastern Mediterranean Sea. This study sheds new light on the sources and transport mechanisms along with the impact of preservation vs. diagenetic processes on the composition of sedimentary organic matter in the deep basins of the oligotrophic eastern Mediterranean Sea.
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