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Volume 14, issue 17
Biogeosciences, 14, 3859–3871, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3859-2017
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Special issue: The Ocean in a High-CO2 World IV

Biogeosciences, 14, 3859–3871, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3859-2017
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Research article 31 Aug 2017

Research article | 31 Aug 2017

Changes in the partial pressure of carbon dioxide in the Mauritanian–Cap Vert upwelling region between 2005 and 2012

Melchor González-Dávila et al.

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The Mauritanian–Cap Vert upwelling is shown to be sensitive to climate change forcing on upwelling processes, which strongly affects the CO2 surface distribution, ocean acidification rates, and air–sea CO2 exchange. We confirmed an upwelling intensification, an increase in the CO2 outgassing, and an important decrease in the pH of the surface waters. Upwelling areas are poorly studied and VOS lines are shown as one of the most significant contributors to our knowledge of the ocean's response.
The Mauritanian–Cap Vert upwelling is shown to be sensitive to climate change forcing on...
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