Decrease in the CO2 Uptake Capacity in an Ice-Free Arctic Ocean Basin

  title={Decrease in the CO2 Uptake Capacity in an Ice-Free Arctic Ocean Basin},
  author={Wei-jun Cai and Liqi Chen and Baoshan Chen and Zhongyong Gao and Sang Heon Lee and Jianfang Chen and Denis Pierrot and Kevin F. Sullivan and Yongchen Wang and Xinping Hu and Wei‐Jen Huang and Yuanhui Zhang and Suqing Xu and Akihiko M. Murata and Jacqueline M. Grebmeier and E. Peter Jones and Haisheng Zhang},
  pages={556 - 559}
Sinking in Slowly As the Arctic warms and its sea ice continues to melt, more of the ocean surface will be exposed, creating the potential for greater uptake of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Cai et al. (p. 556, published online 22 July) present results from a series of Arctic Ocean transects that show that the amount of CO2 in the surface waters has increased greatly recently. This will act as a barrier to future CO2 uptake and suggests that the Arctic Ocean will not become the large CO2… 

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