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dc.contributor.authorBange, Hermann W.-
dc.description.abstractWith a simple box model the seasonal variability of N₂O and CH₄ were simulated in surface layers in the central and western Arabian Sea. The model was able to reproduce the N₂O measurements except for times when cold water filaments occur (i.e., during the SW monsoon). Based on the comparison of model results and measurements, it is concluded that the saturation of N₂O in the surface layer of the Arabian Sea is mainly controlled by (i) the wind-driven air-sea exchange during the SW monsoon, (ii) entrainment of N₂O from the subsurface layer, and (iii) sea surface temperature variability. However, the contribution of the factors listed above to the seasonality of the N₂O saturations is different in the selected areas. The overall good agreement of model results and the majority of N₂O measurements suggest that N₂O formation in the surface layer of the Arabian Sea is negligible. The comparison of model’s results and CH₄ measurements revealed a more complex situation, partly due to considerable inconsistencies in the available CH₄ data. Thus, the situation for CH₄ remains unresolved and inconclusive.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInt. Cl. ⁷ C09K 3/30en_US
dc.sourceIJMS Vol.33(1) [March 2004]en_US
dc.subjectNitrous oxideen_US
dc.subjectArabian Seaen_US
dc.subjectAir-sea exchangeen_US
dc.subjectBox modelen_US
dc.titleAir-sea exchange of nitrous oxide and methane in the Arabian Sea: A simple model of the seasonal variabilityen_US
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