Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Research article
03 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 03 Jan 2022

Pelagic primary production in the coastal Mediterranean Sea: variability, trends, and contribution to basin-scale budgets

Paula Maria Salgado-Hernanz, Aurore Regaudie-de-Gioux, David Antoine, and Gotzon Basterretxea


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2020-457', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Feb 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2020-457', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Feb 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on bg-2020-457', Anonymous Referee #3, 20 Feb 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Mar 2021) by Ciavatta Stefano
AR by Paula Maria Salgado Hernanz on behalf of the Authors (18 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Jun 2021) by Ciavatta Stefano
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (19 Jun 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (28 Jun 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 Jul 2021) by Ciavatta Stefano
AR by Paula Maria Salgado Hernanz on behalf of the Authors (23 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
For the first time, this study presents the characteristics of primary production in coastal regions of the Mediterranean Sea based on satellite-borne observations for the period 2002–2016. The study concludes that there are significant spatial and temporal variations among different regions. Quantifying primary production is of special importance in the marine food web and in the sequestration of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to the deep waters.
Final-revised paper