Air/sea gas exchange in tropical waters
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 81, Issue 46, page 548, 14 November 2000
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2000), Air/sea gas exchange in tropical waters, Eos Trans. AGU, 81(46), 548–548, doi:10.1029/EO081i046p00548.(
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The ocean constitutes a vast reservoir of carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide, atmospherically active gases believed to be responsible for the current greenhouse warming. In addition, nitrous oxide is an ozone-active gas capable of affecting the stratospheric ozone layer. While we have gained significant insight regarding the role of temperate oceans in gas exchange, our knowledge of the role of the tropical oceans as sources or sinks of these gases is sketchy
To address these issues, the University of Puerto Rico Tropical Atmospheric Science Centers Air/Sea Interaction Group (TASCASIG) recently hosted a workshop on air/sea gas exchange in tropical marine waters with the participation of local researchers and leading scientists from Bermuda, Florida, California, Hawaii, and Maryland.