Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 16, 863–879, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-863-2019
Biogeosciences, 16, 863–879, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-863-2019

Research article 20 Feb 2019

Research article | 20 Feb 2019

Remineralization rate of terrestrial DOC as inferred from CO2 supersaturated coastal waters

Filippa Fransner et al.

Data sets

ICES Baltic Sea monitoring data ICES http://ocean.ices.dk/Helcom/Helcom.aspx?Mode=1

Model code and software

Biogeochemical Flux Model BFM Consortium http://bfm-community.eu

NEMO community ocean model NEMO Consortium http://www.nemo-ocean.eu

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Although rivers carry large amounts of organic material to the oceans, little is known about what fate it meets when it reaches the sea. In this study we are investigating the fate of the carbon in this organic matter by the use of a numerical model in combination with ship measurements from the northern Baltic Sea. Our results suggests that there is substantial remineralization taking place, transforming the organic carbon into CO2, which is released to the atmosphere.
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