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Volume 16, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5745–5761, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-5745-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5745–5761, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-5745-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 11 May 2016

Research article | 11 May 2016

Air–sea fluxes of CO2 and CH4 from the Penlee Point Atmospheric Observatory on the south-west coast of the UK

Mingxi Yang et al.
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Coastal seas are sources of methane in the atmosphere and can fluctuate from emitting to absorbing carbon dioxide. Direct air–sea transport measurements of these two greenhouse gases in near shore regions remain scarce. From a recently established coastal atmospheric station on the south-west coast of the UK, we observed that the oceanic absorption of carbon dioxide peaked during the phytoplankton bloom, while methane emission varied with the tidal cycle, likely due to an estuary influence.
Coastal seas are sources of methane in the atmosphere and can fluctuate from emitting to...
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