## ملخص

The ^{17}O excess (^{17}Δ) of dissolved O_{2} has been used, for over a decade, to estimate gross O_{2} production (G^{17}OP) rates in the mixed layer (ML) in many regions of the ocean. This estimate relies on a steady-state balance of O_{2} fluxes, which include air-sea gas exchange, photosynthesis and respiration but notably, not turbulent mixing with O_{2} from the thermocline. In light of recent publications, which showed that neglecting the turbulent flux of O_{2} from the thermocline may lead to inaccurate G^{17}OP estimations, we present a simple correction for the effect of this flux on ML G^{17}OP. The correction is based on a turbulent-flux term between the thermocline and the ML, and use the difference between the ML ^{17}Δ and that of a single data-point below the ML base. Using a numerical model and measured data we compared turbulence-corrected G^{17}OP rates to those calculated without it, and tested the sensitivity of the GOP correction for turbulent flux of O_{2} from the thermocline to several parameters. The main source of uncertainty on the correction is the eddy-diffusivity coefficient, which induces an uncertainty of ~50%. The corrected G^{17}OP rates were 10-90% lower than the previously published uncorrected rates, which implies that a large fraction of the photosynthetic O_{2} in the ML is actually produced in the thermocline.

اللغة الأصلية | الإنجليزيّة |
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الصفحات (من إلى) | 8363-8371 |

عدد الصفحات | 9 |

دورية | Biogeosciences |

مستوى الصوت | 10 |

رقم الإصدار | 12 |

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حالة النشر | نُشِر - 20 ديسمبر 2013 |

منشور خارجيًا | نعم |

## بصمة

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