The microbial carbon pump concept : Potential biogeochemical significance in the globally changing ocean

@inproceedings{Legendre2015TheMC,
  title={The microbial carbon pump concept : Potential biogeochemical significance in the globally changing ocean},
  author={Louis Legendre and Richard B. Rivkin and Markus G. Weinbauer and Lionel Guidi and Julia Uitz},
  year={2015}
}
Three vertical ocean carbon pumps have been known for almost three decades to sequester atmospheric carbon in the deep-water and sediment reservoirs, i.e. the solubility pump, the carbonate pump, and the soft-tissue (also known as organic, or biological) carbon pump (BCP). These three pumps maintain the vertical gradient in total dissolved inorganic carbon between the surface and deep waters. The more recently proposed microbial carbon pump (MCP) would maintain a gradient between shortand… CONTINUE READING
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