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Sea-air CO2 flux in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre: Role and influence of Sub-Tropical Mode Water formation
Description: The uptake of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) into the mid-latitudes of the North Atlantic Ocean through the production of wintertime Sub-Tropical Mode Water (STMW) also known as Eighteen Degree Water (EDW) is poorly quantified and constrained. It has been proposed that EDW could serve as an important short-term sink of anthropogenic CO2. The objective of this investigation was to determine sea-air CO2 gas exchange rates and seawater CO2 dynamics during wintertime formation of EDW in the North Atlantic Ocean. [Source: Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography]
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Source: Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Publish Date: 7/1/2013
Reading Level: Expert
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