Articles | Volume 12, issue 22
Research article
26 Nov 2015
Research article |  | 26 Nov 2015

Two decades of inorganic carbon dynamics along the West Antarctic Peninsula

C. Hauri, S. C. Doney, T. Takahashi, M. Erickson, G. Jiang, and H. W. Ducklow


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (20 Sep 2015) by Gerhard Herndl
AR by C.H. Hauri on behalf of the Authors (21 Sep 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Oct 2015) by Gerhard Herndl
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (26 Oct 2015)
ED: Publish as is (28 Oct 2015) by Gerhard Herndl
Short summary
Evaluation of a unique 20-year-long time series of inorganic carbon and nutrient observations from the West Antarctic Peninsula region shows that summertime biological productivity and meltwater input drive a large range of surface aragonite saturation states from values < 1 (undersaturated) up to 3.9. Even though we did not detect any statistically significant long-term trends, ongoing ocean acidification and freshwater input may soon induce more unfavorable conditions than seen today.
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