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Anthropogenic CO2 uptake by the ocean based on the global chlorofluorocarbon data set.
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PMID:  12522246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We estimated the oceanic inventory of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) from 1980 to 1999 using a technique based on the global chlorofluorocarbon data set. Our analysis suggests that the ocean stored 14.8 petagrams of anthropogenic carbon from mid-1980 to mid-1989 and 17.9 petagrams of carbon from mid-1990 to mid-1999, indicating an oceanwide net uptake of 1.6 and 2.0 +/- 0.4 petagrams of carbon per year, respectively. Our results provide an upper limit on the solubility-driven anthropogenic CO2 flux into the ocean, and they suggest that most ocean general circulation models are overestimating oceanic anthropogenic CO2 uptake over the past two decades.
Ben I McNeil; Richard J Matear; Robert M Key; John L Bullister; Jorge L Sarmiento
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  299     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-10     Completed Date:  2003-01-31     Revised Date:  2007-03-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Program, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
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