Articles | Volume 18, issue 23
Biogeosciences, 18, 6167–6180, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-6167-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 6167–6180, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-6167-2021
Research article
01 Dec 2021
Research article | 01 Dec 2021

Simultaneous assessment of oxygen- and nitrate-based net community production in a temperate shelf sea from a single ocean glider

Tom Hull et al.

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The shallow shelf seas play a large role in the global cycling of CO2 and also support large fisheries. We use an autonomous underwater vehicle in the central North Sea to measure the rates of change in oxygen and nutrients. Using these data we determine the amount of carbon dioxide taken out of the atmosphere by the sea and measure how productive the region is. These observations will be useful for improving our predictive models and help us predict and adapt to a changing ocean.
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