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Volume 11, issue 24
Biogeosciences, 11, 7349–7362, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-7349-2014
© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 11, 7349–7362, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-7349-2014
© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 19 Dec 2014

Research article | 19 Dec 2014

Processes determining the marine alkalinity and calcium carbonate saturation state distributions

B. R. Carter et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (10 Nov 2014) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
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We examine and discuss the portion of ocean alkalinity that varies in response to carbonate cycling and riverine alkalinity inputs using a new tracer, Alk*. We use this tracer to quantify the controls on marine carbonate saturation: at depth, we find carbonate cycling to be a minor control relative to organic matter cycling and pressure changes. In well-equilibrated surface water, we find carbonate cycling to be less important than temperature changes and freshwater cycling.
We examine and discuss the portion of ocean alkalinity that varies in response to carbonate...
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