Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Research article
23 Jan 2020
Research article |  | 23 Jan 2020

Photoproduction of nitric oxide in seawater

Ye Tian, Gui-Peng Yang, Chun-Ying Liu, Pei-Feng Li, Hong-Tao Chen, and Hermann W. Bange


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AR by Chun-ying Liu on behalf of the Authors (16 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Sep 2019) by Mario Hoppema
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Nov 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Nov 2019) by Mario Hoppema
AR by Chun-ying Liu on behalf of the Authors (05 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Dec 2019) by Mario Hoppema
Short summary
Nitric oxide (NO) could be produced by nitrite photolysis; the rates from dissolved nitrite in artificial seawater showed increasing trends with decreasing pH, increasing temperatures, and increasing salinity. However, NO photoproduction from the natural seawater samples did not show correlations with pH, water temperature, salinity, or dissolved nitrite concentrations in the western tropical North Pacific Ocean (WNTP). And there were other NO loss processes in the surface layer of WNTP.