Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Research article
20 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 20 Feb 2018

Inorganic carbon fluxes on the Mackenzie Shelf of the Beaufort Sea

Jacoba Mol, Helmuth Thomas, Paul G. Myers, Xianmin Hu, and Alfonso Mucci

Data sets

Dissolved inorganic carbon, total alkalinity, d18O-H2O, d13C-DIC, temperature, and salinity collected from discrete bottle samples from CCGS Amundsen in the Beaufort Sea during August and September 2014 H. Thomas and J. Mol

Short summary
In the fall of 2014, the upwelling of water from the deep Canada Basin brought water onto the shallower Mackenzie Shelf in the Beaufort Sea. This increased the concentration of CO2 in water on the shelf, which alters pH and changes the transfer of CO2 between the ocean and atmosphere. These findings were a combined result of water sampling for CO2 parameters and the use of a computer model that simulates water movement in the ocean.
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