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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

Title:
Direct measurements of CO2 flux in the Greenland Sea
Author(s):
Lauvset, Siv K.
McGillis, Wade R.
Bariteau, Ludovic
Fairall, C. W.
Johannessen, Truls
Olsen, Are
Zappa, Christopher J.
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Volume:
38
Permanent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Geophysical Research Letters
Abstract:
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 -6.7 x 10⁻² mol m⁻² day⁻¹ to -0.61 x 10⁻² mol m⁻² day⁻¹, making the corrected fluxes comparable to those calculated using established parameterizations for transfer velocity.
Subject(s):
Physical oceanography
Publisher DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2011GL047722
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Suggested Citation:
Siv K. Lauvset, Wade R. McGillis, Ludovic Bariteau, C. W. Fairall, Truls Johannessen, Are Olsen, Christopher J. Zappa, 2011, Direct measurements of CO2 flux in the Greenland Sea, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:10830.

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