Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 18, 1377–1388, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-1377-2022
Ocean Sci., 18, 1377–1388, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-1377-2022
Research article
14 Sep 2022
Research article | 14 Sep 2022

An update on dissolved methane distribution in the subtropical North Atlantic Ocean

Anna Kolomijeca et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-360', Leonard Ernst, 19 Jun 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Anna Kolomijeca, 11 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-360', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Jul 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Anna Kolomijeca, 11 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Anna Kolomijeca on behalf of the Authors (11 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Aug 2022) by Xinping Hu
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Short summary
More and more studies indicate that the open ocean can be a significant source of methane, the second greenhouse gas after CO2. Our study in the subtropical North Atlantic Ocean shows that a significant part of the methane flux to the atmosphere is related to cyanobacteria, which are ubiquitous phytoplankton that produce methane as part of their metabolic activity. This study is a response to the lack of data on the role of the oceans in the methane budget in the context of climate change.