Direct measurements of CO2 flux in the Greenland Sea
Siv K. Lauvset; Wade R. McGillis; Ludovic Bariteau; C. W. Fairall; Truls Johannessen; Are Olsen; Christopher J. Zappa
- Direct measurements of CO2 flux in the Greenland Sea
Lauvset, Siv K.
McGillis, Wade R.
Fairall, C. W.
Zappa, Christopher J.
- Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
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- Geophysical Research Letters
- During summer 2006 eddy correlation CO2 fluxes were measured in the Greenland Sea using a novel system set-up with two shrouded LICOR-7500 detectors. One detector was used exclusively to determine, and allow the removal of, the bias on CO2 fluxes due to sensor motion. A recently published correction method for the CO2-H2O cross-correlation was applied to the data set. We show that even with shrouded sensors the data require significant correction due to this cross-correlation. This correction adjusts the average CO2 flux by an order of magnitude from âˆ’6.7 Ã— 10âˆ’2 mol mâˆ’2 dayâˆ’1 to âˆ’0.61 Ã— 10âˆ’2 mol mâˆ’2 dayâˆ’1, making the corrected fluxes comparable to those calculated using established parameterizations for transfer velocity.
- Physical oceanography
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