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https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-5547-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-5547-2015
Research article
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30 Sep 2015
Research article |  | 30 Sep 2015

Can organic matter flux profiles be diagnosed using remineralisation rates derived from observed tracers and modelled ocean transport rates?

J. D. Wilson, A. Ridgwell, and S. Barker

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We explore whether ocean model transport rates, in the form of a transport matrix, can be used to estimate remineralisation rates from dissolved nutrient concentrations and infer vertical fluxes of particulate organic carbon. Estimated remineralisation rates are significantly sensitive to uncertainty in the observations and the modelled circulation. The remineralisation of dissolved organic matter is an additional source of uncertainty when inferring vertical fluxes from remineralisation rates.
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