Beaupré, S.R. (2019) Radiocarbon-based insights into the biogeochemical cycles of marine dissolved and particulate organic carbon. Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, eds Cochran J.K., Bokuniewicz H., & Yager P. (Academic Press), 3rd Ed. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.
Abstract: Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and particulate organic carbon (POC) are major components of the marine carbon cycle, with complicated interactions that have been revealed through isotopic analyses over the past ~ 30 years. This article presents the general systematics of 14C analyses and interpretations, followed by a discussion of several canonical 14C-based discoveries that led to the current understanding of marine DOC and POC biogeochemistry.