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Self-similarity, density-size dynamics and the sinking speed of marine aggregates
  • Andre Visser,
  • Anton Vergod Almgren
Andre Visser
National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark

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Anton Vergod Almgren
National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark
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Abstract

• Poor estimates of the sinking speed of marine aggregates stem primarily high variance in aggregate excess density. • Self-similarity of aggregation facilitates efficiently modelling of aggregate size and excess density, and hence sinking speed. • This provides a mechanistic description of how planktonic communities impact the size and density-resolved export flux of organic matter.