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Air-water exchange and vertical profiles of organic carbon in a subarctic fjord
Limnology and Oceanography
  • Sergio Ruiz-Halpern, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientı´ficas-Universitat Illes Balears (CSIC-UIB)
  • Mikael K Sejr, University of Aarhus
  • Carlos M Duarte, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientı´ficas-Universitat Illes Balears (CSIC-UIB)
  • Dorte Krause-Jensen, University of Aarhus
  • Tage Dalsgaard, University of Aarhus
  • Jordi Dachs, Instituto de Diagno´stico Ambienal y Estudios del Agua (IDAEA)
  • Soren Rysgaard, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Peer Reviewed
Peer-Reviewed
Abstract
In this article, we examine the air-sea exchange of exchangeable organic carbon (OC) as well as the internal pools and sources within a subarctic fjord. Air-water fluxes of OC ranged from an uptake of 22 ± 10 mmol C m-2 d-1 in winter to a release of 2 ± 8 mmol C m-2 d-1 in the fall, sizable compared to that of CO2 (average uptake of 136 mmol C m-2 d-1 for the fall and 2.6 ± 0.84 mmol C m-2 d-1 in the winter). The water column profiles of exchangeable dissolved organic carbon (EDOC) followed closely those of dissolved organic carbon (DOC), and EDOC represented, on average, about one-third of DOC. The dynamic characteristic and active cycling of EDOC was evidenced by incubation experiments performed on each fjord compartment (sediment, water column, macroalgae) where sediments and macroalgae were found to be substantial sources and the water column acted as a strong sink of EDOC.
Citation Information

Ruiz-Halpern, S, Sejr, MK, Duarte, CM, Krause-Jensen, D, Dalsgaard, T, Dachs, J & Rysgaard, S 2010, 'Air-water exchange and vertical profiles of organic carbon in a subarctic fjord', Limnology and Oceanography, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 1733-1740.

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http://doi.org/10.4319/lo.2010.55.4.1733