Key to the long-term storage of dissolved organic carbon in the deep ocean

23 marzo 2015

Researchers have made strides in the understanding of the mechanisms governing the persistence of dissolved organic carbon for hundreds or thousands of years in the deep ocean. Most of this material is below 1,000 meters deep, but it is not degraded by bacteria. The finding provides new keys to further deepen the understanding of the regulation of the carbon cycle and the global climate.