Net community production in the North Atlantic Ocean derived from Volunteer Observing Ship data

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Author(s) Ostle, Clare, Johnson, Martin T., Landschützer, Peter, Schuster, Ute, Hartman, Susan, Hull, Tom, Robinson, Carol
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Title Net community production in the North Atlantic Ocean derived from Volunteer Observing Ship data
Author(s) Ostle, Clare
Johnson, Martin T.
Landschützer, Peter
Schuster, Ute
Hartman, Susan
Hull, Tom
Robinson, Carol
Journal or Series Title Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Volume Number 29
Issue Number 1
Start Page 80
End Page 95
ISSN 0886-6236
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Publication Place Washington, DC
Publication Date 2015
Keyword(s) Atlantic Ocean
dissolved inorganic carbon
dissolved oxygen
marine plankton
net community production
Volunteer Observing Ship
Abstract The magnitude of marine plankton net community production (NCP) is indicative of both the biologically driven exchange of carbon dioxide between the atmosphere and the surface ocean and the export of organic carbon from the surface ocean to the ocean interior. In this study the seasonal variability in the NCP of five biogeochemical regions in the North Atlantic was determined from measurements of surface water dissolved oxygen and dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) sampled from a Volunteer Observing Ship (VOS). The magnitude of NCP derived from dissolved oxygen measurements (NCPO2) was consistent with previous geochemical estimates of NCP in the North Atlantic, with an average annual NCPO2 of 9.5 ± 6.5 mmol O2 m-2 d-1. Annual NCPO2 did not vary significantly over 35° of latitude and was not significantly different from NCP derived from DIC measurements (NCPDIC). The relatively simple method described here is applicable to any VOS route on which surface water dissolved oxygen concentrations can be accurately measured, thus providing estimates of NCP at higher spatial and temporal resolution than currently achieved.
DOI 10.1002/2014GB004868
Document Type Article
Publication Status Published
Language English
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  journal = "Global Biogeochemical Cycles",
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