Articles | Volume 16, issue 22
Research article
27 Nov 2019
Research article |  | 27 Nov 2019

Nitric oxide (NO) in the Bohai Sea and the Yellow Sea

Ye Tian, Chao Xue, Chun-Ying Liu, Gui-Peng Yang, Pei-Feng Li, Wei-Hua Feng, and Hermann W. Bange

Data sets

Nitric oxide (NO) concentration in the Bohai and Yellow Seas during June 2011, with a set up combined with purge-and-trap setup and a fluorometric detection of NO Y. Tian

Short summary
Nitric oxide (NO) seems to be widespread, with different functions in the marine ecosystem, but we know little about it. Concentrations of NO were in a range from below the limit of detection to 616 pmol L−1 at the surface and 482 pmol L−1 at the bottom of the Bohai and Yellow seas. The study region was a source of atmospheric NO. Net NO sea-to-air fluxes were much lower than NO photoproduction rates, implying that the NO produced in the mixed layer was rapidly consumed before entering the air.
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