A coupled model representing the deep-sea organic carbon mineralization and oxygen consumption in surficial sediments

C. Rabouille, J. F. Gaillard

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Abstract

A model based on transport reaction equations has been developed, introducing a new bacterial kinetic term for the oxidation of organic matter by oxygen. This formulation is known as the Monod rate law. As it depends on both the oxygen and the organic carbon concentrations, it allows in a single model the representation of sediments undergoing totally oxic or oxic plus suboxic diagenesis. It results, however, in a system of coupled nonlinear second-order ordinary differential equations. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2761-2776
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume96
Issue numberC2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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