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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Volume 13, issue 10
Biogeosciences, 13, 3071–3090, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-3071-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 13, 3071–3090, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-3071-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 27 May 2016

Research article | 27 May 2016

Deep ocean mass fluxes in the coastal upwelling off Mauritania from 1988 to 2012: variability on seasonal to decadal timescales

Gerhard Fischer et al.

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NASA/Goddard Flight Space Center, Ocean Color Web G. Feldman http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi/l3?ctg=Standard&sen=A&prd=CHL_chlor_a&per=SN&date=21Jun2002&res=9km&num=24

NASA/Goddard Flight Space Center, Ocean Color Web G. Feldman http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi/l3/S19972641997354.L3m_SNAU_CHL_chlor_a_9km.png?

NASA/Goddard Flight Space Center, GIOVANNI S. J. Kempler http://giovanni.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/giovanni/?instance_id=ocean_month

NASA/Goddard Flight Space Center, NASA Earth Observatory, Global Maps C. Ichoku http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/GlobalMaps/?eocn=topnav&eoci=globalmaps

National Center for Atmospheric Research, NCAR/UCAR Climate Data Guide J. Hurrell https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/hurrell-north-atlantic-oscillation-nao-index-station-based

NOAA, IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library D. C. Stokes http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/filters/.NINO/SOURCES/.NOAA/.NCEP/.EMC/.CMB/.GLOBAL/.Reyn_SmithOIv2/.monthly/.ssta/

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory US Department of Commerce http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/timeseries/AMO/

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The studies were initiated to investigate potential changes in the important coastal upwelling system off NW Africa and to evaluate the role of mineral dust for carbon sequestration into the deep ocean. For this purpose, we deployed time series sediment traps in the deep water column off Cape Blanc, Mauritania. A more than two-decadal sediment trap record from this coastal upwelling system is now presented with respect to deep ocean mass fluxes, flux components and their longer term variability.
The studies were initiated to investigate potential changes in the important coastal upwelling...
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