Reference : Dissolved inorganic carbon dynamics and air-sea carbon dioxide fluxes during coccolit...
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Dissolved inorganic carbon dynamics and air-sea carbon dioxide fluxes during coccolithophorid blooms in the Northeast European continental margin (northern Bay of Biscay)
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Suykens, Kim [Unité d’Océanographie Chimique, Université de Liège, B-4000 Liège, Belgium > > > >]
Delille, Bruno mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Océanographie chimique >]
Chou, Lei [Laboratoire d’Océanographie Chimique et Géochimie des Eaux, Faculté des Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium > > > >]
De Bodt, Caroline [Laboratoire d’Océanographie Chimique et Géochimie des Eaux, Faculté des Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium > > > >]
Harlay, Jérôme mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Océanographie chimique >]
Borges, Alberto mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Océanographie chimique >]
2-May-2010
No
No
International
EGU General Assembly
2-7 May 2010
http://www.egu.eu/
Vienna
Austria
[en] We present a data-set of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) obtained during three cruises in the northern Bay of Biscay
carried out in June 2006, May 2007, and May 2008. During these cruises, blooms of coccolithophores occurred,
as indicated by patches of high reflectance on remote sensing images, phytoplankton pigment signatures, and microscopic
examinations. Total alkalinity (TA) showed a non-conservative behaviour as a function of salinity due
to the cumulated effect of net community calcification (NCC) during bloom development on seawater carbonate
chemistry. The cumulated impact of NCC and net community production (NCP) on DIC and the partial pressure of
CO2 (pCO2) were evaluated. The decrease of DIC (and increase of pCO2) due to NCC was overwhelmingly lower
than the decrease of DIC (and decrease of pCO2) due to NCP (NCC:NCP « 1). During the cruises, the northern
Bay of Biscay acted as a sink of atmospheric CO2 (on average -9.7 mmol C m-2 d-1 for the 3 cruises). The overall
effect of NCC in decreasing the CO2 sink during the cruises was low (on average 12% of total air-sea CO2
flux). If this is a general feature in naturally occurring phytoplankton blooms in the northern North Atlantic Ocean
(where coccolithophorid blooms are the most intense and recurrent), and in the global ocean, then the potential
feed-back on increasing atmospheric CO2 of the projected decrease of pelagic calcification due to thermodynamic
CO2 “production” from calcification is probably minor compared to feed-backs related to changes of NCP.
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