The Global Diagenetic Flux of Phosphorus from Marine Sediments to the Oceans: Redox Sensitivity and the Control of Atmospheric Oxygen Levels.
Published:January 01, 2000
Albert S. Colman, Heinrich. D Holland, 2000. "The Global Diagenetic Flux of Phosphorus from Marine Sediments to the Oceans: Redox Sensitivity and the Control of Atmospheric Oxygen Levels.", Marine Authigenesis: From Global to Microbial, Craig R. Glenn, Liliane Prévôt-Lucas, Jacques Lucas
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The marine geochemistry of phosphorus links the burial rate of organic carbon in marine sediments to the oxygen content of the atmosphere and may serve as a major component of the system that controls atmospheric oxygen. The return flux of phosphate from marine sediments to seawater is an important part of the marine phosphorus cycle. This paper examines the relationship between the return flux of phosphate and the oxidation state of marine sediments, a necessary preliminary step in defining the efficacy of the oxygen control mechanism.
The diffusive return flux of phosphate from marine sediments to overlying bottom waters...
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This volume is a collection of 33 state-of-the-art papers focusing on various aspects of authigenic and diagenetic marine minerals and related global elemental cycling. The commingling of the various studies of authigenic minerals in this volume, including the most recent advances in knowledge concerning the occurrence and origins of phosphorites, glauconites, dolomites, siderites, manganese-iron associations, barites, ironstones, and other marine chemical sediments/sedimentary rocks of early authigenic/diagenetic origin, is partly the result of the increasing awareness that there are many overlaps, even direct co-associations, between different authigenic minerals, both in time, space, and genesis. Taken together, this compilation represents a holistic approach towards marine authigenesis that considers the integrated whole more than the simple sum of its parts.