Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 15, 1653–1666, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-1653-2019

Special issue: Marine organic matter: from biological production in the ocean...

Ocean Sci., 15, 1653–1666, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-1653-2019

Research article 10 Dec 2019

Research article | 10 Dec 2019

Depth is relative: the importance of depth for transparent exopolymer particles in the near-surface environment

Tiera-Brandy Robinson et al.

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Data from three campaigns were combined to look at the enrichment of gel particles, which act as a large source of organic matter transport, in the sea surface microlayer. Additionally, depth profiles showed that the vertical distribution in the upper 2 m of the ocean can be both homogeneously and heterogeneously mixed. This highlights the importance of depth for measurements when studying enrichment and the complexity of the near-surface environment.