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Volume 15, issue 12
Biogeosciences, 15, 3841–3855, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-3841-2018
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Biogeosciences, 15, 3841–3855, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-3841-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 25 Jun 2018

Research article | 25 Jun 2018

Utilizing the Drake Passage Time-series to understand variability and change in subpolar Southern Ocean pCO2

Amanda R. Fay et al.
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The Southern Ocean is highly under-sampled and since this region dominates the ocean sink for CO2, understanding change is critical. Here we utilize available observations to evaluate how the seasonal cycle, variability, and trends in surface ocean carbon in the well-sampled Drake Passage region compare to that of the broader subpolar Southern Ocean. Results indicate that the Drake Passage is representative of the broader region; however, additional winter observations would improve comparisons.
The Southern Ocean is highly under-sampled and since this region dominates the ocean sink for...
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