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KERFIX, a time-series station in the Southern Ocean: a presentation
Jeandel, C.; Ruiz-Pino, D.; Gjata, E.; Poisson, A.; Brunet, C.; Charriaud, E.; Dehairs, F.A.; Delille, D.; Fiala, M.; Fravalo, C.; Miquel, J.C.; Park, Y.-H.; Pondaven, P.; Quéguiner, B.; Razouls, C.; Shauer, B.; Tréguer, P. (1998). KERFIX, a time-series station in the Southern Ocean: a presentation. J. Mar. Syst. 17(1-4): 555-569.
In: Journal of Marine Systems. Elsevier: Tokyo; Oxford; New York; Amsterdam. ISSN 0924-7963; e-ISSN 1879-1573, more
Also appears in:
Le Fèvre, J.; Tréguer, P. (Ed.) (1998). Carbon Fluxes and Dynamic Processes in the Southern Ocean: Present and Past. Selected papers from the International JGOFS Symposium, Brest, France, 28-31 August 1995. Journal of Marine Systems, 17(1-4). Elsevier: Amsterdam. 1-619 pp., more
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    VLIZ: Open Repository 278825 [ OMA ]

    Analysis > Mathematical analysis > Statistical analysis > Time series analysis
    Chemical compounds > Carbon compounds > Atmospheric gases > Carbon dioxide
    Chemical elements > Nonmetals > Atmospheric gases > Oxygen
    Chemical reactions > Degradation > Biodegradation
    Cycles > Chemical cycles > Geochemical cycle > Biogeochemical cycle > Nutrient cycles > Carbon cycle
    Gas exchange
    Ocean-atmosphere system
    Oceanographic stations > Fixed stations > Ocean stations
    Palaeo studies > Palaeontology > Micropalaeontology
    Particulate flux
    Separation processes > Dissolution
    PSE, Antarctic Ocean [Marine Regions]; PSE, Kerguelen I. [Marine Regions]; PSE, South Indian Ocean [Marine Regions]

Authors  Top 
  • Jeandel, C.
  • Ruiz-Pino, D.
  • Gjata, E.
  • Poisson, A.
  • Brunet, C., more
  • Charriaud, E.
  • Dehairs, F.A., more
  • Delille, D.
  • Fiala, M.
  • Fravalo, C.
  • Miquel, J.C.
  • Park, Y.-H.
  • Pondaven, P.
  • Quéguiner, B.
  • Razouls, C.
  • Shauer, B.
  • Tréguer, P., more

    Between January 1990 and March 1995, the research project KERFIX undertook the first regular noncoastal multiyear acquisition of parameters related to the carbon cycle in the Southern Ocean at a time series station located at 50°40' S–68°25' E, 60 miles southwest of the Kerguelen Islands. The objectives of KERFIX are (1) to monitor the ocean/atmosphere CO2 and O2 exchanges and to understand which processes govern these exchanges (2) to observe and interpret the seasonal and interannual variability of the production, flux, decomposition and dissolution of carbon and associated elements at this location. In addition, micropaleontological studies describe the present and past flux dynamics in this oceanic area, to improve the knowledge of the transfer functions of some oceanographic proxies. This paper presents a survey of the KERFIX program: scientific objectives, organization of the field operations and some main results obtained since the beginning of KERFIX program, as well as the results of the temporal evolution of hydrological, chemical and biological parameters.

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