The oceanic sink for anthropogenic CO2
- The oceanic sink for anthropogenic CO2
- Sabine, CL; Feely, RA; Gruber, N; Key, RM; Lee, K; Bullister, JL; Wanninkhof, R; Wong, CS; Wallace, DWR; Tilbrook, B; Millero, FJ; Peng, TH; Kozyr, A; Ono, T; Rios, AF
- Date Issued
- AMER ASSOC ADVANCEMENT SCIENCE
- Using inorganic carbon measurements from an international survey effort in the 1990s and a tracer-based separation technique, we estimate a global oceanic anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) sink for the period from 1800 to 1994 of 118 +/- 19 petagrams of carbon. The oceanic sink accounts for similar to48% of the total fossil-fuel and cement-manufacturing emissions, implying that the terrestrial biosphere was a net source of CO2 to the atmosphere of about 39 +/- 28 petagrams of carbon for this period. The current fraction of total anthropogenic CO2 emissions stored in the ocean appears to be about one-third of the long-term potential.
- ATMOSPHERIC CO2; CARBON-CYCLE; RED-SEA; WATER; INVENTORY; CACO3
- Article Type
- SCIENCE, vol. 305, no. 5682, page. 367 - 371, 2004-07-16
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