Biological and physical influences on marine snowfall at the equator

Rainer Kiko1, Arne Biastoch1, Peter Brandt1, Sophie E Cravatte2, Helena Hauss3, Rebecca Marie Hummels1, Iris Kriest1, Frederic Marin4, Andrew M. P. McDonnell5, Andreas Oschlies1, Marc Picheral6, Franziska U Schwarzkopf1, Andreas M Thurnherr7 and Lars Stemmann6, (1)GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany, (2)IRD Nouvelle-Calédonie, Nouméa, New Caledonia, (3)GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany, (4)LEGOS/IRD, Toulouse, France, (5)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (6)Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer, Villefranche Sur Mer Cedex, France, (7)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, New York, NY, United States