Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Biogeosciences, 12, 2047–2061, 2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 2047–2061, 2015

Research article 31 Mar 2015

Research article | 31 Mar 2015

Inorganic carbon dynamics of melt-pond-covered first-year sea ice in the Canadian Arctic

N.-X. Geilfus et al.


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AR by Nicolas-Xavier Geilfus on behalf of the Authors (18 Sep 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Oct 2014) by Christine Klaas
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (29 Nov 2014)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (11 Dec 2014) by Christine Klaas
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (26 Jan 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Mar 2015) by Christine Klaas
Short summary
We investigated the evolution of inorganic carbon within landfast sea ice in Resolute Passage during the spring and summer melt period. Low TA and TCO2 concentrations observed in sea ice and brine were associated with the percolation of meltwater from melt ponds. Meltwater was continuously supplied to the ponds which prevented melt ponds from fully equilibrating with the atmospheric CO2 concentration, promoting a continuous uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere.
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