Articles | Volume 14, issue 23
Research article
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11 Dec 2017
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 11 Dec 2017

Continuous measurement of air–water gas exchange by underwater eddy covariance

Peter Berg and Michael L. Pace


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Nov 2017) by Jack Middelburg
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (28 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Nov 2017) by Jack Middelburg
Short summary
We use the aquatic eddy covariance technique – developed first for benthic O2 flux measurements – right below the air–water interface (~ 4 cm) to determine gas exchange rates and coefficients. This use of the technique is particularly useful in studies of gas exchange and its dynamics and controls. The approach can thus help reduce the recognized problem of large uncertainties linked to gas exchange estimates in traditional aquatic ecosystem studies.
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