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By Kon-Kee Liu, Larry Atkinson, Renato Quiñones, Liana Talaue-McManus

This e-book is a fabricated from the joint JGOFS (Joint international Ocean Flux Study)/LOICZ (Land–Ocean Interactions within the Coastal sector) Continental Margins job crew which was once verified to facilitate continental margins study within the tasks. It includes signi cant info at the actual, biogeochemical, and ecosystems of continental margins nationally and locally and offers a really worthy synthesis of this data and the actual, biogeochemical and environment tactics which happen on continental margins. The e-book of this booklet is well timed because it presents a truly robust origin for the improvement of the joint IMBER (Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems Research)/LOICZ technological know-how Plan and Implemen- tion technique for biogeochemical and ecosystems examine within the continental margins and the affects of world switch on those structures. This initiative will movement ahead built-in biogeochemical and ecosystems examine within the continental margins. We thank the entire individuals to this quantity and particularly Kon-Kee Liu who has devoted loads of time to making sure an exceptional e-book is released. IMBER Scienti c steerage Committee Julie corridor LOICZ Scienti c steerage Committee Jozef Pacyna v 1 Preface typically, interfaces among the Earth’s greater fabric reservoirs (i. e. , the land, surroundings, ocean, and sediments) are vital within the keep an eye on of the biogeoche- cal dynamics and biking of the foremost bio-essential components, together with carbon (C), nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), sulfur (S), and silicon (Si), present in natural topic and the inorganic skeletons, shells, and exams of benthic and marine organisms.

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The rest must be exported to the ocean interior. It is assumed that about a quarter of the seaward export enters the intermediate and deep water directly via dense water cascading or lateral transport of particulate carbon, and the rest disperses to the surface layer. 2 Pg C yr−1 ) in the coastal ocean (Mackenzie et al. 2005). Validation of the proposed scenario requires quantitative understanding, still wanting, of how the continental shelf pump functions. The attempt here is meant to demonstrate that carbon fluxes in continental margins have important implications to the global ocean carbon cycle.

K. Liu et al. between the atmosphere and the deep ocean. Here we summarize the role of continental margins as a major conduit and a supplementary carbon repository in the global biogeochemical cycle. 1 Continental Margins in Global Carbon Cycle Prior to the Industrial Revolution, the ocean carbon cycle was probably close to steady state with net trans-boundary transports of carbon from land to ocean via river discharge as shown in Fig. 10a (Smith and Mackenzie 1987; Siegenthaler and Sarmiento 1993).

POC Fig. 9 A multibox model illustrating carbon transports in a continental shelf pump. The sizes of the paired arrows represent relative importance (modified after Rabouille et al. 2001) 19 produced in the surface layer may sink to the subsurface layer, where the POC may be exported as organic or inorganic carbon during margin–interior exchanges. It has been widely accepted that the enhanced nutrient supply to the coastal zone (Smith et al. 2003b; Seitzinger et al. 2005) has increased the capacity of continental margins to take up atmospheric CO2 (Mackenzie et al.

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