COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Saturation of the Southern Ocean CO2 Sink Due to Recent Climate Change
Description: In this research article it is estimated that the Southern Ocean sink of CO2 has weakened between 1981 and 2004 by 0.08 petagrams of carbon per year per decade relative to the trend expected from the large increase in atmospheric CO2. We attribute this weakening to the observed increase in Southern Ocean winds resulting from human activities, which is projected to continue in the future. [Source: Science / AAAS]
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Source: Science / AAAS
Publish Date: 5/17/2007
Reading Level: Expert
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