Articles | Volume 18, issue 19
Biogeosciences, 18, 5381–5395, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-5381-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 5381–5395, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-5381-2021

Technical note 04 Oct 2021

Technical note | 04 Oct 2021

Technical note: Novel triple O2 sensor aquatic eddy covariance instrument with improved time shift correction reveals central role of microphytobenthos for carbon cycling in coral reef sands

Alireza Merikhi et al.

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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-2021-151', Dirk de Beer, 09 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-151', Conrad Pilditch, 20 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Sep 2021) by Jack Middelburg
AR by Markus Huettel on behalf of the Authors (07 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Sep 2021) by Jack Middelburg
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Short summary
The aquatic eddy covariance technique is a powerful method for measurements of solute fluxes across the sediment–water interface. Data measured by conventional eddy covariance instruments require a time shift correction that can result in substantial flux errors. We introduce a triple O2 sensor eddy covariance instrument that by design eliminates these errors. Deployments next to a conventional instrument in the Florida Keys demonstrate the improvements achieved through the new design.
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