Nitrous Oxide in the eastern tropical North Pacific

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Nitrous Oxide in the eastern tropical North Pacific

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dc.contributor.author Tamsitt, Veronica
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-08T18:50:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-08T18:50:11Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/20919
dc.description Senior thesis written for Oceanography 444 en_US
dc.description.abstract [Author's abstract] Nitrous oxide (N2O) is an important greenhouse gas and is currently the most important ozone-depleting anthropogenic emission. However, its atmospheric budget is not well quantified, although it is well understood that the ocean is an important natural source of N2O to the atmosphere. Eastern-boundary ocean-upwelling zones containing large zones of oxygen-depleted intermediate waters, like the eastern tropical North Pacific (ETNP), are large sources of N2O to the atmosphere but they have not been adequately studied. I investigated the concentration of N2O between 20°N and 32.5°N in the ETNP aboard the R/V Thompson during March 17 – 27 2012. Surface waters were close to saturation between 22°N and 32.5°N and highly supersaturated at stations south of 22°N indicating a large source of N2O to the atmosphere south of 22°N. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings from the University of Washington School of Oceanography Senior Thesis, Academic Year 2011-2012;
dc.subject Greenhouse gases--Measurement en_US
dc.subject Oceanographic nitrous oxide-Eastern Tropical North Pacific en_US
dc.title Nitrous Oxide in the eastern tropical North Pacific en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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