Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2135–2146, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2135-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2135–2146, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2135-2021

Data description paper 19 May 2021

Data description paper | 19 May 2021

MOSAIC (Modern Ocean Sediment Archive and Inventory of Carbon): a (radio)carbon-centric database for seafloor surficial sediments

Tessa Sophia van der Voort et al.

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MOSAIC - Modern Ocean Sediment Archive and Inventory of Carbon T. S. Van der Voort, T. J. Loeffler, D. Montlucon, T. M. Blattmann, and T. Eglinton https://doi.org/10.5168/mosaic019.1

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Ocean sediments form the largest and longest-term storage of organic carbon. Despite their global importance, information on these sediments is often scattered, incomplete or inaccessible. Here we present MOSAIC (Modern Ocean Sediment Archive and Inventory of Carbon, mosaic.ethz.ch), a (radio)carbon-centric database that addresses this information gap. This database provides a platform for assessing the transport, deposition and storage of carbon in ocean surface sediments.