Articles | Volume 19, issue 23
Research article
08 Dec 2022
Research article |  | 08 Dec 2022

Subsurface oxygen maximum in oligotrophic marine ecosystems: mapping the interaction between physical and biogeochemical processes

Valeria Di Biagio, Stefano Salon, Laura Feudale, and Gianpiero Cossarini

Data sets

Mediterranean Sea Biogeochemical Reanalysis (CMEMS MED-Biogeochemistry, MedBFM3 system) (Version 1) A. Teruzzi, V. Di Biagio, L. Feudale, G. Bolzon, P. Lazzari, S. Salon, G. Coidessa, and G. Cossarini

Short summary
The amount of dissolved oxygen in the ocean is the result of interacting physical and biological processes. Oxygen vertical profiles show a subsurface maximum in a large part of the ocean. We used a numerical model to map this subsurface maximum in the Mediterranean Sea and to link local differences in its properties to the driving processes. This emerging feature can help the marine ecosystem functioning to be better understood, also under the impacts of climate change.
Final-revised paper