Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Research article
01 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 01 Feb 2018

Marine isoprene production and consumption in the mixed layer of the surface ocean – a field study over two oceanic regions

Dennis Booge, Cathleen Schlundt, Astrid Bracher, Sonja Endres, Birthe Zäncker, and Christa A. Marandino


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Aug 2017) by Gerhard Herndl
AR by Dennis Booge on behalf of the Authors (29 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Sep 2017) by Gerhard Herndl
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Oct 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Nov 2017) by Gerhard Herndl
AR by Dennis Booge on behalf of the Authors (24 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 Dec 2017) by Gerhard Herndl
Short summary
Our isoprene data from field measurements in the mixed layer from the Indian Ocean and the eastern Pacific Ocean show that the ability of different phytoplankton functional types to produce isoprene seems to be mainly influenced by light, ocean temperature, salinity, and nutrients. By calculating in-field isoprene production rates, we demonstrate that an additional loss is needed to explain the measured isoprene concentration, which is potentially due to degradation or consumption by bacteria.
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