Carbon exchange between a shelf sea and the ocean : The Hebrides Shelf , west of Scotland

Global mass balance calculations indicate the majority of particulate organic carbon (POC) exported from shelf seas is transferred via downslope exchange processes. Here we demonstrate the downslope flux of POC from the Hebrides Shelf is approximately 3to 5-fold larger per unit length/area than the global mean. To reach this conclusion, we quantified the… CONTINUE READING