Study on Carbon Cycling in The Indonesian Seas: Present Status and Future Direction
Koropitan, Alan F.
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Role or the Indonesian seas in regulating global climate system has heen investigating intensively, particularly the physical processes and the Indonesian throughflow. However, little is yet known ahout the Indonesian seas' role in the glohal carbon cycle. In addition, the gap of knowledge whether the coastal seas act as a source or sink for atmospheric is still relevant for scientific question. This paper aims to evaluate carhon cycling processes in the coastal and open seas in global ocean level and to present a preliminary result and future direction for the Indonesian seas study. The fate of organic carbon input from rivers to coastal seas and its transport mechanism from the shallow to deep seas is the main issue in this paper, including vertical mixing as a physical forcing.