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Volume 13, issue 8
Biogeosciences, 13, 2511–2535, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-2511-2016
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Special issue: Low oxygen environments in marine, fresh and estuarine...

Biogeosciences, 13, 2511–2535, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-2511-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 28 Apr 2016

Research article | 28 Apr 2016

Looking beyond stratification: a model-based analysis of the biological drivers of oxygen deficiency in the North Sea

Fabian Große et al.
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We used the ECOHAM5 model to provide a consistent picture of the physical and biological drivers of oxygen deficiency in the North Sea. Regions susceptible to oxygen deficiency are characterised by low tidal mixing and moderate water depth (~ 40 m). Variations in upper layer productivity drive the year-to-year variability of bottom oxygen conditions. The model-based analysis reveals that benthic and pelagic remineralisation account for 90 % of bottom oxygen consumption observed at North Dogger.
We used the ECOHAM5 model to provide a consistent picture of the physical and biological drivers...
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