Articles | Volume 18, issue 10
Biogeosciences, 18, 3053–3086, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3053-2021

Special issue: Biogeochemistry in the BGC-Argo era: from process studies...

Biogeosciences, 18, 3053–3086, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3053-2021

Research article 20 May 2021

Research article | 20 May 2021

Carbon export and fate beneath a dynamic upwelled filament off the California coast

Hannah L. Bourne et al.

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To learn how the biological carbon pump works in productive coastal upwelling systems, four autonomous carbon flux explorers measured carbon flux through the twilight zone beneath an offshore-flowing filament of biologically productive water. Strikingly different particle classes dominated the carbon fluxes during successive stages of the filament evolution over 30 d. Both flux and transfer efficiency were far greater than expected, suggesting an outsized filament impact in California waters.
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