Articles | Volume 18, issue 17
Biogeosciences, 18, 4953–4963, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4953-2021

Special issue: Understanding the Indian Ocean system: past, present and future...

Biogeosciences, 18, 4953–4963, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4953-2021

Reviews and syntheses 13 Sep 2021

Reviews and syntheses | 13 Sep 2021

Reviews and syntheses: Trends in primary production in the Bay of Bengal – is it at a tipping point?

Carolin R. Löscher

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2020-494', Mar Benavides, 27 Feb 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Carolin Löscher, 06 Apr 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC1- additional comment', Carolin Löscher, 06 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2020-494', Arvind Singh, 23 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Carolin Löscher, 25 Mar 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (31 May 2021) by Viviane Menezes
AR by Carolin Löscher on behalf of the Authors (13 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Jul 2021) by Viviane Menezes
RR by Arvind Singh (19 Jul 2021)
RR by Mar Benavides (20 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish as is (20 Jul 2021) by Viviane Menezes
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Short summary
The Bay of Bengal (BoB) is classically seen as an ocean region with low primary production, which has been predicted to decrease even further. Here, the importance of such a trend is used to explore what could happen to the BoB's low-oxygen core waters if primary production decreases. Lower biological production leads to less oxygen loss in deeper waters by respiration; thus it could be that oxygen will not further decrease and the BoB will not become anoxic, different to other low-oxygen areas.
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