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BG | Volume 15, issue 12
Biogeosciences, 15, 3625-3657, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-3625-2018
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Biogeosciences, 15, 3625-3657, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-3625-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Reviews and syntheses 18 Jun 2018

Reviews and syntheses | 18 Jun 2018

Reviews and syntheses: Carbonyl sulfide as a multi-scale tracer for carbon and water cycles

Mary E. Whelan et al.
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Measurements of the trace gas carbonyl sulfide (OCS) are helpful in quantifying photosynthesis at previously unknowable temporal and spatial scales. While CO2 is both consumed and produced within ecosystems, OCS is mostly produced in the oceans or from specific industries, and destroyed in plant leaves in proportion to CO2. This review summarizes the advancements we have made in the understanding of OCS exchange and applications to vital ecosystem water and carbon cycle questions.
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