Barite formation in the southern-ocean water column
Stroobants, N × Dehairs, F Goeyens, Leo Vanderheijden, N Vangrieken, R #
Elsevier science bv
Marine chemistry vol:35 issue:1-4 pages:411-421
The intensity of past biological activity can be correlated with the occurrence of suspended and sedimented barite (BaSO4). To date, there is a lack of information on the processes controlling the production of pelagic barite. During the EPOS-2 cruise (November-December 1988), situated in the Scotia Sea-Weddell Sea Confluence, suspended matter samples were taken for analysis of total Ba by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) and for scanning electron microscopy-electron microprobe (SEM-EMP).