Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Ocean Sci., 12, 319–333, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-319-2016
Ocean Sci., 12, 319–333, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-319-2016

Research article 25 Feb 2016

Research article | 25 Feb 2016

Transient tracer distributions in the Fram Strait in 2012 and inferred anthropogenic carbon content and transport

Tim Stöven et al.

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The article describes transient tracer distributions of CFC-12 and SF6 in the Fram Strait in 2012. The SF6 excess and the anthropogenic carbon content in this area was estimated assuming a standard parameterization of the inverse-Gaussian–transit-time distribution. Hydrographic data were obtained along a mooring array at 78°50’N and a mean velocity field was used for flux estimates.