Articles | Volume 20, issue 3
Research article
07 Mar 2016
Research article |  | 07 Mar 2016

Linking biogeochemistry to hydro-geometrical variability in tidal estuaries: a generic modeling approach

Chiara Volta, Goulven Gildas Laruelle, Sandra Arndt, and Pierre Regnier


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Short summary
A generic estuarine model is applied to three idealized tidal estuaries representing the main hydro-geometrical estuarine classes. The study provides insight into the estuarine biogeochemical dynamics, in particular the air-water CO2/sub> flux, as well as the potential response to future environmental changes and to uncertainties in model parameter values. We believe that our approach could help improving upscaling strategies to better integrate estuaries in regional/global biogeochemical studies.