Articles | Volume 12, issue 19
Biogeosciences, 12, 5793–5809, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-5793-2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 5793–5809, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-5793-2015

Research article 12 Oct 2015

Research article | 12 Oct 2015

Air-sea CO2 fluxes and the controls on ocean surface pCO2 seasonal variability in the coastal and open-ocean southwestern Atlantic Ocean: a modeling study

R. Arruda et al.

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We investigate surface ocean pCO2 and air-sea CO2 fluxes climatological variability through biogeochemical modeling in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean. Surface ocean pCO2 spatio-temporal variability was found to be controlled mainly by temperature and Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC). Biological production, physical transport and solubility are the main controlling processes. With different behaviors on subtropical and subantarctic open ocean, and on inner/outer continental shelves.
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