An estimation of the sediment budget in the Laptev Sea during the last 5,000 years.

Rachold, Volker, Grigoriev, Mikhail N. and Bauch, Henning (2002) An estimation of the sediment budget in the Laptev Sea during the last 5,000 years. Open Access Polarforschung, 70 . pp. 151-157.

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This article presents a mass balance calculation of the sediment
sources and sinks ofthc Laptev Sea. Sediment input into three regional sectors
calculated on the basis offluvial sediment discharge and coastal erosion sediment
supply is compared with sediment output as estimated from sedimentation
rates of well-dated marine sediment cores and data onsediment export to
the central Arctic Ocean byseaice and through bottom currents.
Within the uncertainties of the calculations, input and output arevery weil balanced.
The calculation reveals that the sediment budget of the Laptev Sea is
mainly controlled byfluvial and coastal sediment input. The major fraction of
the material is simply deposited on the Laptev Sea shelf. However, for the
western Laptev Sea, where sedimentation rates are low due to the absence of
large rivers, export byseaice is the main output factor.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Sediment budget, Laptev Sea
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-P-OZ Paleo-Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: Yes
Publisher: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Polarforschung; Alfred-Wegener-Institu für Polar- und Meeresforschung
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Projects: Transdrift
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2008 17:25
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 22:16

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