Processes determining the marine alkalinity and calcium carbonate saturation state distributions

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B. R. Carter; J. R. Toggweiler; R. M. Key; J. L. Sarmiento;
  • Publisher: Copernicus Publications
  • Journal: Biogeosciences (issn: 1726-4170, eissn: 1726-4189)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5194/bg-11-7349-2014
  • Subject: Ecology | QH540-549.5 | QE1-996.5 | QH501-531 | Geology | Life

We introduce a composite tracer for the marine system, Alk<sup>*</sup>, that has a global distribution primarily determined by CaCO<sub>3</sub> precipitation and dissolution. Alk<sup>*</sup> is also affected by riverine alkalinity from dissolved terrestrial carbonate mi... View more
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