Articles | Volume 18, issue 18
Biogeosciences, 18, 5141–5162, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 5141–5162, 2021

Research article 20 Sep 2021

Research article | 20 Sep 2021

Active and passive fluxes of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in the northern South China Sea

Jia-Jang Hung et al.

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We report measured active and passive fluxes and their controlling mechanisms in the northern South China Sea (NSCS). The total fluxes were higher than most reports in open oceans, indicating the significance of NSCS in atmospheric CO2 uptake and in storing that CO2 in the ocean’s interior. Winter cooling and extreme events enhanced nutrient availability and elevated fluxes. Global warming may have profound impacts on reducing ocean’s uptake and storage of CO2 in subtropical–tropical oceans.
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