, Volume 57, Issue 2, pp 306–314 | Cite as

Suspended particulate matter and vertical fluxes of sedimentary material in bays of the Murmansk (Barents Sea) and Karelian (White Sea) coasts

  • M. V. Mityaev
  • M. V. Gerasimova
  • V. Ja. Berger
Marine Geology


Synchronous measurement of the total suspended organic and mineral particulate matter, together with vertical sedimentary matter flux, carried out in various areas of Yarnyschnaya Inlet (Murmansk coast of the Barents Sea) and Chupa Inlet (Karelian coast of the White Sea) revealed that the seston organic component plays no part in sedimentation, being almost completely utilized in the water column, while the majority of mineral matter is transported out of the bay. The total amount of suspended matter and its components in the water column is estimated, as well as the total flux of sedimentary matter to the bottom of Chupa and Yarnyschnaya inlets.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. V. Mityaev
    • 1
  • M. V. Gerasimova
    • 1
  • V. Ja. Berger
    • 2
  1. 1.Murmansk Marine Biological Institute, Kola Scientific CenterRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Zoological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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