Volume 14, issue 13 | Copyright
Biogeosciences, 14, 3337-3369, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3337-2017
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Research article 13 Jul 2017

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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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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