Revisiting the Seasonal Variations of Sea-Air CO2 Fluxes in the Northern East China Sea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Revisiting the Seasonal Variations of Sea-Air CO2 Fluxes in the Northern East China Sea
Author(s)
Kim, Dongseon; Choi, Sang-Hwa; Shim, JeongHee; Kim, Kyung-Hee; Kim, Cheol-Ho
KIOST Author(s)
Kim, Dong Seon(김동선)Choi, Sang Hwa(최상화)
Publication Year
2013-06
Abstract
Temperature, salinity, chlorophyll a (Chl-a), nitrate, and sea-air differences of CO2 partial pressure (Delta pCO(2)) were extensively investigated in the northern East China Sea (ECS) during seven research cruises from 2003 to 2009. The Delta pCO(2) showed large intraseasonal variation in the spring and summer In spring, the areal mean Delta pCO(2) in May 2004 was almost half of that in April 2008, probably associated with differences in sea surface temperature (SST). In summer, the areal mean Delta pCO(2) in August 2003 was also twice as large as that in July 2006. In addition, Delta pCO(2) exhibited large seasonal variation with positive values in autumn and negative values in other seasons. The positive Delta pCO(2) in autumn was ascribed to vertical mixing with CO2-enriched subsurface waters and relatively high SST in this season. The annually integrated sea-air CO2 flux in the northern ECS was -2.2 +/- 2.1 mol m(-2) yr(-1), indicating CO2 absorption from atmosphere to the sea, which was more than two times lower than the previous estimate (Shim et al. 2007) reported for the same region. This large difference was presumably responsible for the underestimation of winter CO2 influx by Shim et al. (2007) and the large interannual variation of CO2 flux. The CO2 influx in the ECS was twice that estimated for continental shelves worldwide, suggesting that the ECS acts as a strong sink of atmospheric CO2 compared to other continental shelves.
ISSN
1017-0839
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3178
DOI
10.3319/TAO.2012.12.06.01(Oc)
Bibliographic Citation
TERRESTRIAL ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC SCIENCES, v.24, no.3, pp.409 - 419, 2013
Publisher
CHINESE GEOSCIENCE UNION
Subject
CARBON-DIOXIDE; PARTIAL-PRESSURE; NUTRIENTS; EXCHANGE; SEAWATER; YELLOW; SINKS; SHELF
Keywords
Surface pCO(2); SST; SSS; Sea-air CO2 flux; Seasonal variation; East China Sea
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
CHINESE GEOSCIENCE UNION
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