Biography:

In the past GORDON A. RILEY has collaborated on articles with Edward Batoosingh. One of their most recent publications is Shorter contributionAn analysis of experimental methods for producing particulate organic matter in sea water by bubbling. Which was published in journal Deep Sea Research and Oceanographic Abstracts.

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GORDON A. RILEY's Articles: (2)

Shorter contributionAn analysis of experimental methods for producing particulate organic matter in sea water by bubbling

AbstractSmall particles in the size range of 0·22-1·2 μ are important as nuclei in the formation of larger particles during the bubbling process. This is largely responsible for the fact that various investigators, using different types of filters, have obtained widely varying results in attempts to produce particles by experimental bubbling. No evidence is found here that bacteria are any more important in this process than non-living particles, although unequivocal evidence cannot be obtained easily. Formation of particles inhibits further formation in some manner not clearly understood, and the most rapid rates of production occur in “continuous yield” experiments in which the particles are removed from suspension as they are produced. This is significant in its application to nature, because the sea surface has some of the features of a continuous yield experiment. Part of this analysis is concerned with the examination of various experimental techniques that have been used, in order to explore possibilities of error due to artifacts. No serious errors have been found.

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