Ocean floor222Rn standing crops in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

Jorge Louis Sarmiento, W. S. Broecker

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Excess222Rn standing crops have been calculated from bottom profiles obtained at 119 locations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during the GEOSECS cruises. They range over more than two orders of magnitude with clear north-south and east-west patterns. The standing crops are inversely related to the sedimentation rate and the zones of highest standing crops are also areas which have a high coverage of manganese nodules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-350
Number of pages10
JournalEarth and Planetary Science Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science


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