The carbonate chemistry of Grand Bahama Bank waters: after 18 years another look.

J. W. Morse, F. J. Millero, V. Thurmond, E. Brown, H. G. Ostlund

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Major features of the chemistry of N Grand Bahama Bank waters found in 1981 were similar to those found by Broecker and Takahaski in 1962 and 1963. Our findings indicate a more complex salinity distribution on the northern banks, probably resulting from transport of high salinity waters from the S and higher P/CO2 values in the high salinity waters. Inorganic 14CO2 measurements made in this study can be used to calculate very approximate residence times of water on the bank. Ship, aerial, and satellite observations indicate that 'whitings' are not randomly distributed over the bank. The major features responsible for creating whitings, controlling their distribution, and determining CaCO3 removal rates on the Grand Bahama Bank remain largely unresolved.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3604-3614
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue numberC3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology


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