Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Ocean Sci., 16, 135–148, 2020
Ocean Sci., 16, 135–148, 2020
Research article
23 Jan 2020
Research article | 23 Jan 2020

Photoproduction of nitric oxide in seawater

Ye Tian et al.

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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.