Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 204 (2018) 66e75 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/ecss Characteristics of sedimentary organic matter in coastal and depositional areas in the Baltic Sea A. Winogradow , J. Pempkowiak Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Powstancow Warszawy 55, 81-712 Sopot, Poland article i nf o important reservoir in the global carbon cycle (Ogrinc et al., 2005). Article history: The proportion of ROM depends on red-ox conditions, the age Received 9 March 2017 Received in revised form and the provenance of OM (Arndt et al., 2013). The burial rate of OM 4 December 2017 (or the ROM proportion in the bulk OM) varies in the range from Accepted 6 February 2018 0.1% (oceanic sediments) to 20% (estuarine sediments) of primary Available online 14 February 2018 production. It has been postulated that marginal seas and the coastal areas that comprise some 7% of the world ocean surface, and just 0.5% of the world ocean water volume are responsible for 20% of primary OM production, and more than 80% of OM burial in marine sediments (Borges, 2005). Moreover, recent estimates 1. Introduction indicate signiﬁcant contribution of fjords in global
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