Estimates of particulate organic carbon over the euphotic depth from in situ measurements. Application to satellite data over the global ocean

Abstract : Knowledgeoftheoceanicparticulateorganiccarbon(POC)poolandofitsspatio-temporalvariabilityis importantforunderstandingtheoceaniccarboncycle.Untilnow,POCestimatesfromspacehavebeen restrictedtothesurfacelayer.AnempiricalalgorithmisdevelopedtoderivethePOCcontentintegrated overtheeuphoticlayer(POCZeu) fromthenear-surfacePOCconcentration(POCsurf ).Therelationshipfollows a power-lawdistribution,POCZeu ¼ APOCB surf, with A and B depending onthetypeofwaters(stratifiedor well-mixed)andonthenear-surfacechlorophyllconcentration.AglobalclimatologyofPOCsurf andPOCZeu is generatedfromtheSeaWiFSarchivebetween1998and2006.TheglobalpatternsofPOCsurf and POCZeu follow themajorgyresystemsandotherlarge-scalecirculationfeatures.HighsurfaceandintegratedPOC content, around150mgm 3 and 6000mgm 2, areencounteredathighlatitude,whereaslowcontent, o50mgm 3 and 2000mgm 2, areobservedinsubtropicalgyres.ThemeanglobalvaluesofPOCsurf and POCZeu overtheglobaloceanare53mgm 3 and 3742mgm 2. ThestandingstocksofPOCare3:92 1014 and 1:19 1015 g overthefirstpenetrationandeuphoticdepth,respectively
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Deep Sea Research, Elsevier, 2010, pp.351-367
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Lucile Duforêt-Gaurier, Hubert Loisel, D. Dessailly, K. Nordkvist, Séverine Alvain. Estimates of particulate organic carbon over the euphotic depth from in situ measurements. Application to satellite data over the global ocean. Deep Sea Research, Elsevier, 2010, pp.351-367. 〈hal-00762599〉

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