The Environment of the Northern North-Atlantic Ocean: Modern Depositional Processes and their Historical Documentation

  • Priska Schäfer
  • Jörn Thiede
  • Sebastian Gerlach
  • Gerd Graf
  • Erwin Suess
  • Bernt Zeitzschel

Abstract

Humanity today is living in a fast-changing world. Our future depends on our ability to use the planet and its natural resources without destroying them, and to adapt to changes in the global environment in the very near future. This can only be achieved through an intimate understanding of the modem and past environments, and thereby its potential for change, especially with respect to basic rates of change, and to essential properties of the environment.

Keywords

Biomass Convection Siliceous Phytoplankton Enzymatic Degradation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Priska Schäfer
    • 1
  • Jörn Thiede
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sebastian Gerlach
    • 4
  • Gerd Graf
    • 5
  • Erwin Suess
    • 2
  • Bernt Zeitzschel
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for GeosciencesKiel UniversityKielGermany
  2. 2.GEOMAR, Research Center for Marine GeosciencesKiel UniversityKielGermany
  3. 3.Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany
  4. 4.Institute for Marine ResearchKiel UniversityKielGermany
  5. 5.Institute for BiologyRostock UniversityRostockGermany

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