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Changes in ocean circulation and carbon storage are decoupled from air-sea CO2 fluxes
Description: This paper reports that increasing mixing decreases both the solubility and the biological carbon pumps and carbon storage in the ocean but has little impact on the total air-sea CO2 flux. The difference arises because different parts of the ocean circulation are responsible for setting the magnitude of the carbon pumps and fluxes. Mixing-driven changes in solubility-driven and biologically-driven air-sea fluxes largely cancel out. [Source: Woods Hole Open Access Server]
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Source: Woods Hole Open Access Server
Publish Date: 2/25/2011
Reading Level: Expert
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