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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 14, 3337-3369, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3337-2017
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Research article
13 Jul 2017
On the long-range offshore transport of organic carbon from the Canary Upwelling System to the open North Atlantic
Elisa Lovecchio et al.
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RC1: 'Review of the manuscript entitled "On the long-range offshore transport of organic carbon from the Canary Upwelling System to the open North Atlantic" by Lovecchio et al.', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Feb 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Answer to Referee #1', Elisa Lovecchio, 12 Apr 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC2: 'Review', Josep L. Pelegrí, 26 Feb 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (13 Apr 2017) by Jack Middelburg  
AR by Elisa Lovecchio on behalf of the Authors (31 May 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Jun 2017) by Jack Middelburg  
AR by Elisa Lovecchio on behalf of the Authors (09 Jun 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
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We find that a big portion of the phytoplankton, zooplankton, and detrital organic matter produced near the northern African coast is laterally transported towards the open North Atlantic. This offshore flux sustains a relevant part of the biological activity in the open sea and reaches as far as the middle of the North Atlantic. Our results, obtained with a state-of-the-art model, highlight the fundamental role of the narrow but productive coastal ocean in sustaining global marine life.
We find that a big portion of the phytoplankton, zooplankton, and detrital organic matter...
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