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Carbon Fluxes in Coastal Ecosystems

Study domain for mean annual fluxes of carbon in Coastal Ecosystems of Eastern North America

Study domain indicating locations of estuaries and shelf waters in the three subregions: the Gulf of Maine (GOM), the Mid-Atlantic Bight (MAB), and the South Atlantic Bight (SAB; From Najjar et al. 2018).

Mean Annual Fluxes of Carbon in Coastal Ecosystems of Eastern North America

This dataset contains best estimates and uncertainties for mean annual fluxes of inorganic, organic, and total carbon in tidal wetlands, estuaries, and shelf waters of eastern North America, which is defined by the coastline running between the tip of the Scotian Peninsula (Canada) and the southern tip of Florida (USA). The data are presented in a single csv file that identifies the ecosystem type, flux type, region, flux unit area, flux unit area uncertainty, flux integral and flux integral uncertainty. The fluxes were derived using a variety of sources and are estimates for average conditions over the past decades from data covering roughly the period 1976-01-01 to 2017-12-31.

Related Publication:
Najjar, R.G., et al. 2018. Carbon budget of tidal wetlands, estuaries, and shelf waters of eastern North America. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32, 389–416. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GB005790

Data Citation:
Najjar, R.G., M. Herrmann, R. Alexander, E.W. Boyer, D.J. Burdige, D. Butman, W. Cai, E.A. Canuel, B. Chen, M. Friedrichs, R.A. Feagin, P. Griffith, A. Hinson, J.R. Holmquist, X. Hu, W.M. Kemp, K. Kroeger, A. Mannino, S.L. Mccallister, W.R. Mcgillis, M. Mulholland, C. Pilskaln, J. Salisbury, S. Signorini, P. St-laurent, H. Tian, M.A. Tzortziou, P. Vlahos, Z. Wang, and R. Zimmerman. 2018. Mean Annual Fluxes of Carbon in Coastal Ecosystems of Eastern North America. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1594
Data center: ORNL DAAC
Sponsor: NASA EOSDIS