Articles | Volume 16, issue 9
Biogeosciences, 16, 2079–2093, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2079-2019
Biogeosciences, 16, 2079–2093, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2079-2019

Research article 17 May 2019

Research article | 17 May 2019

Investigating the effect of El Niño on nitrous oxide distribution in the eastern tropical South Pacific

Qixing Ji et al.

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A strong El Niño event occurred in the Peruvian coastal region in 2015–2016, during which higher sea surface temperatures co-occurred with significantly lower sea-to-air fluxes of nitrous oxide, an important greenhouse gas and ozone depletion agent. Stratified water column during El Niño retained a larger amount of nitrous oxide that was produced via multiple microbial pathways; and intense nitrous oxide effluxes could occur when normal upwelling is resumed after El Niño.
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