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Carbon­Based Estimate of Nitrogen Fixation­Derived Net Community Production in N­Depleted Ocean Gyres

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Title
Carbon­Based Estimate of Nitrogen Fixation­Derived Net Community Production in N­Depleted Ocean Gyres
Other Titles
질소고갈 해양에서의 탄소기반의 질소고정 순생산력
Authors
Ko, Young Ho
Lee, Kitack
Takahashi, Taro
Karl, David M.
Kang, Sung-Ho
Lee, Eunil
Subject
Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Geology; Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
Keywords
net community production; nitrogen fixation; seasonal carbon drawdown; oligotrophic ocean gyre
Issue Date
2018-08
Citation
Ko, Young Ho, et al. 2018. "Carbon­Based Estimate of Nitrogen Fixation­Derived Net Community Production in N­Depleted Ocean Gyres". GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES, 32(8): 1241-1252.
Abstract
Accurate estimation of net community production (NCP) in the ocean is important for determining the future trend for carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere and thus for understanding the global carbon cycle and climate change. Most methods for measuring NCP rely on analysis of dissolved fixed inorganic nitrogen species (N), which are believed to be limiting factors for NCP. However, in the vast areas of the ocean gyres only low levels of N are available for phytoplankton during much of the year. In this study the NCP was estimated by summing the seasonal reduction in the concentration of dissolved inorganic carbon (CT) in the surface mixed layer, corrected for changes associated with salinity variation, net air-sea CO2 flux, horizontal C advection, non-Redfield diffusive C and N fluxes (deviations from the C:N ratio of 7), and anthropogenic nitrogen deposition. The mixed layer reduction in CT was calculated from an annual CT cycle, deduced from comprehensive records of surface pCO2 and total alkalinity, using an established thermodynamic model. This method yielded a value of 0.6 ± 0.2 Pg of C, which represents the NCP that occurred during the warming period (approximately 8 months) in the nitrate-depleted (<0.2 μmol/kg) ocean. Our estimate is broadly consistent with the global N2 fixation rate estimated using the 15N-based method and suggests that N2 fixation by microorganisms is a major driver for this NCP.
URI
https://repository.kopri.re.kr/handle/201206/10529
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2017GB005634
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