SCOR Working Group 71

Particulate Biogeochemical Processes

S. Krishnaswami (India)
Other Full Members
Michael P. Bacon (USA), Patrick Buat-Menard (France), Scott W. Fowler (Monaco), David Karl (USA), George A. Knauer (USA), A. Lisitszyn (USSR), Nick McCave (U.K.), Y. Nozaki (Japan), and Roland Wollast (Belgium)
Associate Members
T.C. Hung (China-Taipei) and A. Trzonsinska (Poland)
Terms of Reference
  1. To attempt to delineate the principle particulate transport processes which control the trace element and nutrient elements’ distribution in the open ocean.

  2. To clarify the definition of terms and processes used to describe particulate material in the ocean and to suggest the most appropriate methodology for the study of the material defined above.

  3. To ascertain the possibility of determining particulate fluxes of elements and organic matter to different depths in the sea.

  4. To prepare within two years a state-of-the-art report on the particulate processes.

Financial Sponsors
  1. 28-31 August 1984 in Brussels, Belgium
  2. 14-18 April 1986 in Cambridge, UK
  3. 4-8 July 1988 in Gif-sur-Yvette, France