Articles | Volume 14, issue 21
Biogeosciences, 14, 4949–4963, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-4949-2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 4949–4963, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-4949-2017

Research article 08 Nov 2017

Research article | 08 Nov 2017

Seasonal variability of the inorganic carbon system in a large coastal plain estuary

Andrew Joesoef et al.

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In this paper, we focus on key, poorly understood properties of carbonate geochemistry in one of the largest estuaries in North America. We explore how varying environmental factors impact estuarine inorganic carbon fluxes and seasonal net ecosystem production. Comparisons with long-term records highlight the significance of tributary inputs as well as a regional shift towards increased riverine bicarbonate concentrations.
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