Articles | Volume 14, issue 22
Biogeosciences, 14, 5271–5280, 2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 5271–5280, 2017

Research article 28 Nov 2017

Research article | 28 Nov 2017

Tune in on 11.57 µHz and listen to primary production

Tom J. S. Cox et al.

Model code and software

GPPFourier v2.1 T. J. S. Cox

Short summary
Photosynthesis by phytoplankton is a key source of oxygen (O2) in aquatic systems. We have developed a mathematical technique to calculate the rate of photosynthesis from time series of O2. Additionally, the approach leads to a better understanding of the influence on O2 measurements of the tides in coasts and estuaries. The results are important for correctly interpreting the data that are gathered by a growing set of continuous O2 sensors that are deployed around the world.
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