Fraction of total respiration in the ocean interior that is benthic respiration

Value 45 %
Organism Biosphere
Reference del Giorgio PA, Duarte CM. Respiration in the open ocean. Nature. 2002 Nov 28 420(6914):379-84 DOI: 10.1038/nature01165 p.380 left column top paragraphPubMed ID12459775
Comments P.380 left column top paragraph: "The combination of estimates of deep-ocean benthic respiration together with estimates of organic matter flux in the water column (ref 34 BNID 115385) yielded an estimated total respiration in the ocean interior of 1.2 × 10^14 mol O2/yr, of which benthic respiration represents 45%, in agreement with other independent estimates of deep-ocean respiration (refs 31, 32, 33)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 115386