American Journal of Science
A steady state diagenetic model is developed which accounts for changes in both the pore water and solid phase manganese profiles in marine sediments as a result of advection, diffusion, and redox reactions. The model is applied to observations on two cores in the E equatorial Atlantic in which pore water and solid phase manganese data are available. In situ reaction rates for manganese oxidation and reduction are estimated. The oxidation rates calculated here are in good agreement with rates measured in laboratory studies. In addition, the calculated manganese oxidation and reduction rates are compared with other estimated rates for these processes in natural environments.
Original Publication Citation
Burdige, D.J., & Gieskes, J.M. (1983). A pore water/solid phase diagenetic model for manganese in marine sediments. American Journal of Science, 283(1), 29-47. doi: 10.2475/ajs.283.1.29
Burdige, David J. and Gieskes, Joris M., "A Pore Water/Solid Phase Diagenetic Model for Manganese in Marine Sediments" (1983). OES Faculty Publications. 127.