Estimated total respiration in the ocean interior

Value 1.2e+14 mol O2/year
Organism Biosphere
Reference del Giorgio PA, Duarte CM. Respiration in the open ocean. Nature. 2002 Nov 28 420(6914):379-84 DOI: 10.1038/nature01165 p.380 left column top paragraphPubMed ID12459775
Primary Source [34] Jahnke, R. The global ocean flux of particulate organic carbon: Areal distribution and magnitude. Glob. Biogeochem. Cycles 10, 71–88 (1996)
Comments P.380 left column top paragraph: "The combination of estimates of deep-ocean benthic respiration together with estimates of organic matter flux in the water column (primary source) yielded an estimated total respiration in the ocean interior of 1.2 × 10^14 mol O2/yr, of which benthic respiration represents 45%, in agreement with other independent estimates of deep-ocean respiration (refs 31, 32, 33)."
Entered by Uri M
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