Recommendations for future measurement and modelling of particles in GEOTRACES and other ocean biogeochemistry programmes
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Particles are a fundamental component of biogeochemical cycling in the ocean. They must be sampled and measured during research cruises if a full understanding of ocean chemical cycles is to be achieved. This paper summarises recommendations for the sampling, measurement, and modelling of particles; recommendations that arise from a workshop held in 2011 as part of the GEOTRACES ocean-chemistry programme. The paper makes specific recommendations for particle measurements on section cruises and during process studies, as well as for intercalibration of particle measurements, and for the incorporation of particles in ocean models. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.