Inorganic carbon and nutrient fluxes on the Arctic Shelf.

Nitishinsky, Miroslav, Anderson, Leif G. and Hölemann, Jens A. (2007) Inorganic carbon and nutrient fluxes on the Arctic Shelf. Open Access Continental Shelf Research, 27 (10-11). pp. 1584-1599. DOI 10.1016/j.csr.2007.01.019.

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Abstract

Historic data from the Russian-American Hydrochemical Atlas of Arctic Ocean together with data from the TRANSDRIFT II 1994 and TUNDRA 1994 cruises have been used to assess the spatial and inter-annual variability of carbon and nutrient fluxes, as well as air–sea CO2 exchange in the Laptev and western East Siberian Seas during the summer season. Budget computations using summer data of dissolved inorganic phosphate (DIP), dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) and dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) gives that the Laptev Sea shelf is a net sink of DIP and DIN of 2.5×106, 23.2×106 mol d−1, respectively, while it is a net source of DIC (excluding air–sea exchange) of 1249×106 mol d−1. In the East Siberian Seas the budget computations give 0.5×106, −11.4×106 and −173×106 mol d−1 (minus being a sink) for DIP, DIN, and DIC, respectively. In summers, the Laptev Sea Shelf is net autotrophic while the East-Siberian Sea Shelf is net heterotrophic, and both systems are weak net denitrifying. The Laptev Sea Shelf takes up 2.1 mmol CO2 m−2 d−1 from atmosphere, whereas the western part of the East-Siberian Sea Shelf loose 0.3 mmol CO2 m−2 d−1 to the atmosphere. The variability of DIP, DIN and DIC fluxes during summer in the different regions of the Laptev and East Siberian Seas depends on bottom topography, river runoff, exchange with surrounding seas and wind field.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Dissolved inorganic carbon; Nutrients; CO2 exchange; Spatial and temporal variability; Fluxes; Arctic Shelf; Laptev Sea; East-Siberian Sea
Research affiliation: AWI
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1016/j.csr.2007.01.019
ISSN: 0278-4343
Projects: Polynya, Laptev Sea System, Otto Schmidt Laboratory
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2015 07:34
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2017 00:38
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/28529

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