Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Reviews and syntheses
 | Highlight paper
27 Mar 2019
Reviews and syntheses | Highlight paper |  | 27 Mar 2019

Carbon cycling in the North American coastal ocean: a synthesis

Katja Fennel, Simone Alin, Leticia Barbero, Wiley Evans, Timothée Bourgeois, Sarah Cooley, John Dunne, Richard A. Feely, Jose Martin Hernandez-Ayon, Xinping Hu, Steven Lohrenz, Frank Muller-Karger, Raymond Najjar, Lisa Robbins, Elizabeth Shadwick, Samantha Siedlecki, Nadja Steiner, Adrienne Sutton, Daniela Turk, Penny Vlahos, and Zhaohui Aleck Wang


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 Jan 2019) by Jack Middelburg
AR by Katja Fennel on behalf of the Authors (28 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Mar 2019) by Jack Middelburg
AR by Katja Fennel on behalf of the Authors (13 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We review and synthesize available information on coastal ocean carbon fluxes around North America (NA). There is overwhelming evidence, compiled and discussed here, that the NA coastal margins act as a sink. Our synthesis shows the great diversity in processes driving carbon fluxes in different coastal regions, highlights remaining gaps in observations and models, and discusses current and anticipated future trends with respect to carbon fluxes and acidification.
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