Reference : Budgeting sinks and sources of CO2 in the coastal ocean: Diversity of ecosystems counts
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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Multidisciplinary, general & others
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/2118
Budgeting sinks and sources of CO2 in the coastal ocean: Diversity of ecosystems counts
English
Borges, Alberto mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Océanographie chimique >]
Delille, Bruno mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Océanographie chimique >]
Frankignoulle, M. [> > > >]
16-Jul-2005
Geophysical Research Letters
Amer Geophysical Union
32
14
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0094-8276
Washington
[en] Air-water CO2 fluxes were up-scaled to take into account the latitudinal and ecosystem diversity of the coastal ocean, based on an exhaustive literature survey. Marginal seas at high and temperate latitudes act as sinks of CO2 from the atmosphere, in contrast to subtropical and tropical marginal seas that act as sources of CO2 to the atmosphere. Overall, marginal seas act as a strong sink of CO2 of about -0.45 Pg C yr(-1). This sink could be almost fully compensated by the emission of CO2 from the ensemble of near-shore coastal ecosystems of about 0.40 Pg C yr(-1). Although this value is subject to large uncertainty, it stresses the importance of the diversity of ecosystems, in particular near-shore systems, when integrating CO2 fluxes at global scale in the coastal ocean.
Commission européenne : Direction générale de la Recherche ; Politique Scientifique Fédérale (Belgique) = Belgian Federal Science Policy
EU IP CARBOOCEAN - Belcanto- Canopy
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/2118
10.1029/2005GL023053
http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2005/2005GL023053.shtml
An edited version of this paper was published by AGU. Copyright 2005 American Geophysical Union.”

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