Analyses of the settling velocities of fecal pellets from the subtidal polychaete Amphicteis scaphobranchiata.

P. D. Komar, G. L. Taghorn

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Abstract

Drag coefficients calculated from the measured settling velocities and pellet densities decrease with increasing Reynolds numbers, the trend roughly paralleling the drag-coefficient curve for spheres but having higher values due to the nonspherical shapes of the pellets. No clear dependence could be found on the pellet shapes, however, when the shape is expressed as pellet elongation (length/width).-from AuthorColl. of Oceanogr., Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR 97331, USA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-614
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Marine Research
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography

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