Environmental Research: Coastal Carbon Cycling

Just like fluxes in the weather and atmosphere, the ocean experiences cycles and carbon dynamics. With the oceans in close proximity to humans, this cycle is affected in several ways including upwelling, river influxes, air-sea gas exchange, export, production, and sediment burial. There is an array of ecological, biological/biochemistry, and economic benefits of coastal oceans. However, the variable carbon fluxes are poorly quantified. It is important to document the magnitude and variability of coastal oceans, as well as open oceans, to learn which processes control the fluxes. Kestrel Weather Meters can help provide a link between coastal oceans, human activity,...

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