Air-sea fluxes of biogenic bromine from the tropical and North Atlantic Ocean

Carpenter, L. J., Jones, C. E., Dunk, R. M., Hornsby, K. E. and Woeltjen, J. (2009) Air-sea fluxes of biogenic bromine from the tropical and North Atlantic Ocean. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9 (5). pp. 1805-1816.

Full text not available from this repository.


Air-sea fluxes and bulk seawater and atmospheric concentrations of bromoform (CHBr3) and dibromomethane (CH2Br2) were measured during two research cruises in the northeast Atlantic (53-59° N, June-July 2006) and tropical eastern Atlantic Ocean including over the African coastal upwelling system (16-35° N May-June 2007). Saturations and sea-air fluxes of these compounds generally decreased in the order coastal > upwelling > shelf > open ocean, and outside of coastal regions, a broad trend of elevated surface seawater concentrations with high chlorophyll-a was observed. We show that upwelling regions (coastal and equatorial) represent regional hot spots of bromocarbons, but are probably not of major significance globally, contributing at most a few percent of the total global emissions of CHBr3 and CH2Br2. From limited data from eastern Atlantic coastlines, we tentatively suggest that globally, coastal oceans (depth

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © Author(s) 2009. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 15:39
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 00:12
DOI: 10.5194/acp-9-1805-2009

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item