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Community metabolism and air-sea CO[sub 2] fluxes in a coral reef ecosystem (Moorea, French Polynesia)

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Abstract

Community metabolism (primary production, respiration and calcification) and air-sea CO[sub 2] fluxes of the 'Tiahura barrier reef' (Moorea, French Polynesia) were investigated in November and December 1991. Gross production and respiration were respectively 640.2 to 753 and 590.4 to 641.5 mmol (O[sub 2] or CO[sub 2]) m[sup 2] d[sup -1] (7.7 to 9.0 and 7.1 to 7.7 g C m)[sup 2] d[sup -1] and the reef displayed a slightly negative excess (net) production. The contribution of planktonic primary production to reef metabolism was negligible (0.15% of total gross production). Net calcification was positive both during the day and at night; its daily value was 243 mmol CaCO[sub 3] m[sup 2] d[sup -1] (24.3 g CaCO)[sub 3] m[sup -2] d[sup -1]. Reef metabolism decreased seawater total CO[sub 2] by 433.3 mmol m[sup 2] d[sup -1]. The air-sea CO[sub 2] fluxes were close to zero in the ocean but displayed a strong daily pattern at the reef front and the back reef. Fluxes were positive (CO[sub 2] evasion) at night, decreased as irradiance increased and were negative during the day (CO[sub 2] invasion). Integration of the fluxes measured during a 24 h experiment at the back reef showed that the reef was  More>>
Authors:
Gattuso, J P; Pichon, M; Delesalle, B; Frankignoulle, M [1] 
  1. Observatory of European Oceanology (Monaco)
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1993
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
CLA-93-110458; EDB-93-159998
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Marine Ecology - Progress Series; (Germany); Journal Volume: 96:3
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CARBON DIOXIDE; EMISSION; REEFS; PRODUCTIVITY; AIR-WATER INTERACTIONS; CALCIUM CARBONATES; CORALS; METABOLISM; ALKALINE EARTH METAL COMPOUNDS; ANIMALS; CALCIUM COMPOUNDS; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CARBONATES; CHALCOGENIDES; CNIDARIA; COELENTERATA; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; INVERTEBRATES; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; 540120* - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 540320 - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-)
OSTI ID:
5778415
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0171-8630; CODEN: MESEDT
Submitting Site:
CLA
Size:
Pages: 259-267
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Gattuso, J P, Pichon, M, Delesalle, B, and Frankignoulle, M. Community metabolism and air-sea CO[sub 2] fluxes in a coral reef ecosystem (Moorea, French Polynesia). Germany: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.3354/meps096259.
Gattuso, J P, Pichon, M, Delesalle, B, & Frankignoulle, M. Community metabolism and air-sea CO[sub 2] fluxes in a coral reef ecosystem (Moorea, French Polynesia). Germany. doi:10.3354/meps096259.
Gattuso, J P, Pichon, M, Delesalle, B, and Frankignoulle, M. 1993. "Community metabolism and air-sea CO[sub 2] fluxes in a coral reef ecosystem (Moorea, French Polynesia)." Germany. doi:10.3354/meps096259. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.3354/meps096259.
@misc{etde_5778415,
title = {Community metabolism and air-sea CO[sub 2] fluxes in a coral reef ecosystem (Moorea, French Polynesia)}
author = {Gattuso, J P, Pichon, M, Delesalle, B, and Frankignoulle, M}
abstractNote = {Community metabolism (primary production, respiration and calcification) and air-sea CO[sub 2] fluxes of the 'Tiahura barrier reef' (Moorea, French Polynesia) were investigated in November and December 1991. Gross production and respiration were respectively 640.2 to 753 and 590.4 to 641.5 mmol (O[sub 2] or CO[sub 2]) m[sup 2] d[sup -1] (7.7 to 9.0 and 7.1 to 7.7 g C m)[sup 2] d[sup -1] and the reef displayed a slightly negative excess (net) production. The contribution of planktonic primary production to reef metabolism was negligible (0.15% of total gross production). Net calcification was positive both during the day and at night; its daily value was 243 mmol CaCO[sub 3] m[sup 2] d[sup -1] (24.3 g CaCO)[sub 3] m[sup -2] d[sup -1]. Reef metabolism decreased seawater total CO[sub 2] by 433.3 mmol m[sup 2] d[sup -1]. The air-sea CO[sub 2] fluxes were close to zero in the ocean but displayed a strong daily pattern at the reef front and the back reef. Fluxes were positive (CO[sub 2] evasion) at night, decreased as irradiance increased and were negative during the day (CO[sub 2] invasion). Integration of the fluxes measured during a 24 h experiment at the back reef showed that the reef was a source of CO[sub 2] to the atmosphere (1.5 mmol m[sup 2] d[sup -1]).}
doi = {10.3354/meps096259}
journal = {Marine Ecology - Progress Series; (Germany)}
volume = {96:3}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1993}
month = {Jun}
}