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Welcome to the Marine Environmental Chemistry (CEM) Group collection

The Marine Environment Chemistry (CEM) team focuses on several environmental issues:

  1. Characterization and quantification of organic and inorganic elements in the marine environment,
  2. Estimation of their flow from the continent to the oceans and their monitoring by optical means,
  3. Definition of their sources and fate in the water column,
  4. effect of sedimentary diagenesis on anthropogenic inputs.

These themes are a component of the general problem of understanding the cycles of elements and the effect of the anthropization of environments, which are crucial phenomena in the context of global climate change.


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Latest submissions in HAL !

[hal-02050187] Tracing the transport of colored dissolved organic matter in water masses of the Southern Beaufort Sea: relationship with hydrographic characteristics  (04/08/2020)   Moins
Light absorption by colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) [a CDOM (λ)] plays an important role in the heat budget of the Arctic Ocean, contributing to the recent decline in sea ice, as well as in biogeochemical processes. We investigated a CDOM (λ) in the Southern Beaufort Sea where a significant amount of CDOM is delivered by the Mackenzie River. In the surface layer, a CDOM (440) showed a strong and negative correlation with salinity, indicating strong river influence and conservative transport in the river plume. Below the mixed layer, a weak but positive correlation between a CDOM (440) and salinity was observed above the upper halocline, resulting from the effect of removal of CDOM due to brine rejection and lateral intrusion of Pacific summer waters into these layers. In contrast, the relationship was negative in the upper and the lower haloclines, suggesting these waters originated from Arctic coastal waters. DOC concentrations in the surface layer were strongly correlated with a CDOM (440) (r 2 = 0.97), suggesting that this value can be estimated in this area, using a CDOM (440) that is retrieved using satellite ocean color data. Implications for estimation of DOC concentrations in surface waters using ocean color remote sensing are discussed.

[hal-01830199] Dust deposition: iron source or sink? A case study  (04/08/2020)   Plus
[hal-01830207] Effects of dust deposition on iron cycle in the surface Mediterranean Sea: results from a mesocosm seeding experiment  (04/08/2020)   Plus



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