Articles | Volume 17, issue 9
Biogeosciences, 17, 2593–2619, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-2593-2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 2593–2619, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-2593-2020

Research article 15 May 2020

Research article | 15 May 2020

Underway seawater and atmospheric measurements of volatile organic compounds in the Southern Ocean

Charel Wohl et al.

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The oceans represent a poorly understood source of organic carbon to the atmosphere. In this paper, we present ship-based measurements of specific compounds in ambient air and seawater of the Southern Ocean. We present fluxes of these gases between air and sea at very high resolution. The data also contain evidence for day and night variations in some of these compounds. These measurements can be used to better understand the role of the Southern Ocean in the cycling of these compounds.
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