Articles | Volume 12, issue 23
Biogeosciences, 12, 7025–7046, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-7025-2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 7025–7046, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-7025-2015
Research article
07 Dec 2015
Research article | 07 Dec 2015

New insights into the organic carbon export in the Mediterranean Sea from 3-D modeling

A. Guyennon et al.

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Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) has already been identified as a potentially significant source of carbon export in the Mediterranean Sea, though in situ export estimations are scarce. This work provides a thorough analysis at basin scale of carbon export with the coupled model NEMO-MED12/Eco3M-MED model. The seasonality and the processes of particulate and dissolved carbon production are also investigated. DOC export appears to be dominant in most regions, especially in the eastern basin.
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