Articles | Volume 15, issue 14
Biogeosciences, 15, 4661–4682, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-4661-2018

Special issue: Progress in quantifying ocean biogeochemistry – in honour...

Biogeosciences, 15, 4661–4682, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-4661-2018

Research article 30 Jul 2018

Research article | 30 Jul 2018

Transport and storage of anthropogenic C in the North Atlantic Subpolar Ocean

Virginie Racapé et al.

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ORCA05-PISCES simulations for the North Atlantic ORCA05–PISCES https://vesg.ipsl.upmc.fr/thredds/catalog/ORCA05-ATLN/catalog.html

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This study of a model–data comparison investigates the relationship between transport, air–sea flux and storage rate of Cant in the North Atlantic Subpolar Ocean over the past 53 years. It reveals the key role played by Central Water for storing Cant in the subtropical region and for supplying Cant into the deep ocean. The Cant transfer to the deep ocean occurred mainly north of the OVIDE section, and just a small fraction was exported to the subtropical gyre within the lower MOC.
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