Articles | Volume 18, issue 19
Biogeosciences, 18, 5539–5554, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-5539-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 5539–5554, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-5539-2021

Research article 13 Oct 2021

Research article | 13 Oct 2021

Episodic subduction patches in the western North Pacific identified from BGC-Argo float data

Shuangling Chen 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-2021-145', Joan Llort, 22 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Shuangling Chen, 17 Aug 2021
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC1', Shuangling Chen, 19 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-145', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Shuangling Chen, 17 Aug 2021
    • AC5: 'Reply on RC2', Shuangling Chen, 19 Aug 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on bg-2021-145', Anonymous Referee #3, 30 Jul 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Shuangling Chen, 17 Aug 2021
    • AC6: 'Reply on RC3', Shuangling Chen, 19 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (20 Aug 2021) by Emilio Marañón
AR by Shuangling Chen on behalf of the Authors (21 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (23 Aug 2021) by Emilio Marañón
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Aug 2021) by Emilio Marañón
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (31 Aug 2021)
RR by Joan Llort (03 Sep 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Sep 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Sep 2021) by Emilio Marañón
AR by Shuangling Chen on behalf of the Authors (19 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Sep 2021) by Emilio Marañón
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Short summary
Subduction transports surface waters to the oceanic interior, which can supply significant amounts of carbon and oxygen to the twilight zone. Using a novel BGC-Argo dataset covering the western North Pacific, we successfully identified the imprints of episodic shallow subduction patches. These subduction patches were observed mainly in spring and summer (70.6 %), and roughly half of them extended below ~ 450 m, injecting carbon- and oxygen-enriched waters into the ocean interior.
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