A decrease in the sink for atmospheric CO2 in the North Atlantic

  title={A decrease in the sink for atmospheric CO2 in the North Atlantic},
  author={Nathalie Lef{\`e}vre and Andrew J Watson and Are Olsen and Aida Fern{\'a}ndez R{\'i}os and F. Fern{\'a}ndez P{\'e}rez and Truls Johannessen},
[1] Global ocean carbon models and available syntheses of the oceanic CO2 flux suggest that the North Atlantic subpolar gyre (50 N–70 N, 80 W–10 W) is a region of increasing uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere, with the oceanic partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) increasing more slowly than the atmospheric CO2 over time. Our analysis of available CO2 data shows that, on the contrary, seawater pCO2 has increased faster than the atmosphere in recent decades, especially in summer, resulting in a decrease… CONTINUE READING

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