There are three main types of pelagic sediments:
Ooze does not refer to a sediment's consistency, but to its origin; oozes are primarily biogenic--that is, composed of planktonic debris--while red clays are non-biogenic, with little organic material. More specifically, any sediment composed of more than 30% of microscopic skeletal debris is classified as an ooze. Whatever their provenance, all pelagic sediments accumulate extremely slowly, at no more than a few centimeters per millennium.
The type of sediment that accumulates in a given locale is determined by the location's distance from land, water depth, and overall fertility. For instance, the increased solubility of carbon dioxide in seawater with pressure makes the water column more corrosive with depth; below the carbonate compensation depth of ~4.5 km, carbonate dissolution equals deposition.
Determination of the nitrifying capacity of marine sediments from a salmon farming centre/ Determinacion de la capacidad nitrificante de un sedimento marino proveniente de un centro de cultivo de salmones/ Determinacao da capacidade nitrificante de um sedimento marinho proveniente de um centro de cultivo de salmoes.(REPORTS/ COMUNICACIONES/ COMUNICACOES)
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Organic Carbon Composition of Marine Sediments: Effect of Oxygen Exposure on Oil Generation Potential.(Statistical Data Included)
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