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Seasonal distribution of the inorganic carbon system and net ecosystem production in the north eastern shelf of the Gulf of Cádiz (Southwest Iberian Peninsula)

Seasonal distribution of the inorganic carbon system and net ecosystem production in the north eastern shelf of the Gulf of Cádiz (Southwest Iberian Peninsula)
Seasonal distribution of the inorganic carbon system and net ecosystem production in the north eastern shelf of the Gulf of Cádiz (Southwest Iberian Peninsula)
There is scatter information of the inorganic carbon system in the coastal zones and it is important to increment our knowledge and understand the global carbon cycle. We investigated the distribution of inorganic carbon system parameters and its controls in the coastal waters of the north eastern shelf of the Gulf of Cádiz (GoC) during four cruises that took place in June 2006, November 2006, February 2007 and May 2007. The objectives of this study are: (1) to describe the spatio-temporal distribution of inorganic carbon system parameters in waters of the north eastern shelf of the GoC using four cruises, each undertaken in one of the four seasons, (2) to calculate net ecosystem production (NEP) and (3) to examine factors controlling these distributions. The distribution of inorganic carbon system parameters in the north eastern shelf of the Gulf of Cádiz showed temporal and spatial variability. River input, mixing, primary production, respiration, CO2 air–sea exchange, and remineralization were factors that controlled such distributions. The coastal zone of the GoC is autotrophic on an annual scale at a rate of 1.0 mmol m?2 d?1. Further measurements are needed it to improve the NEP calculation and to evaluated to intra-annual variability.
Inorganic carbon system, Net ecosystem production, Carbon dynamics, Seasonal variations, Coastal ocean, Gulf of Cádiz
0278-4343
1931-1942
Ribas-Ribas, Mariana
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Gómez-Parra, Abelardo
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Forja, Jesús M.
a2898b41-1e84-47eb-8b4c-9f903921c156
Ribas-Ribas, Mariana
85a1f816-cfbd-4a9d-83ff-28611827edcd
Gómez-Parra, Abelardo
2785c838-2dad-41c4-b67d-1a4f1ef58c51
Forja, Jesús M.
a2898b41-1e84-47eb-8b4c-9f903921c156

Ribas-Ribas, Mariana, Gómez-Parra, Abelardo and Forja, Jesús M. (2011) Seasonal distribution of the inorganic carbon system and net ecosystem production in the north eastern shelf of the Gulf of Cádiz (Southwest Iberian Peninsula). Continental Shelf Research, 31 (18), 1931-1942. (doi:10.1016/j.csr.2011.09.003).

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Abstract

There is scatter information of the inorganic carbon system in the coastal zones and it is important to increment our knowledge and understand the global carbon cycle. We investigated the distribution of inorganic carbon system parameters and its controls in the coastal waters of the north eastern shelf of the Gulf of Cádiz (GoC) during four cruises that took place in June 2006, November 2006, February 2007 and May 2007. The objectives of this study are: (1) to describe the spatio-temporal distribution of inorganic carbon system parameters in waters of the north eastern shelf of the GoC using four cruises, each undertaken in one of the four seasons, (2) to calculate net ecosystem production (NEP) and (3) to examine factors controlling these distributions. The distribution of inorganic carbon system parameters in the north eastern shelf of the Gulf of Cádiz showed temporal and spatial variability. River input, mixing, primary production, respiration, CO2 air–sea exchange, and remineralization were factors that controlled such distributions. The coastal zone of the GoC is autotrophic on an annual scale at a rate of 1.0 mmol m?2 d?1. Further measurements are needed it to improve the NEP calculation and to evaluated to intra-annual variability.

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Published date: 15 November 2011
Keywords: Inorganic carbon system, Net ecosystem production, Carbon dynamics, Seasonal variations, Coastal ocean, Gulf of Cádiz
Organisations: Ocean Biochemistry & Ecosystems

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Local EPrints ID: 337374
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/337374
ISSN: 0278-4343
PURE UUID: c2d773dc-de2f-4fd0-9b25-3764a6c3d5db

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Date deposited: 24 Apr 2012 09:53
Last modified: 16 Jul 2019 22:07

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