Water Column Dissolution of Aragonite in the Pacific Ocean
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Pelagic pteropods are an important component of the oceanic CO2 system. Their shells appear to be a principal source of excess alkalinity in the upper water column of the North Pacific Ocean. Dissolution of aragonite must therefore be taken account of in generating models of the oceanic CO2 system and is also an important cause of sample loss from long-term sediment traps deployed in undersaturated seawater.
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Nature, v. 312, p. 321-326
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Byrne, Robert H.; Acker, James G.; Betzer, Peter R.; Feely, Richard A.; and Cates, Marion H., "Water Column Dissolution of Aragonite in the Pacific Ocean" (1984). Marine Science Faculty Publications. 1669.