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={W. Cai and L. Chen and B. Chen and Zhongyong Gao and S. Lee and J. Chen and D. Pierrot and Kevin Sullivan and Yongchen Wang and Xinping Hu and W. Huang and Y. Zhang and Suqing Xu and A. Murata and J. Grebmeier and E. Jones and Haisheng Zhang},
  pages={556 - 559}
  • W. Cai, L. Chen, +14 authors Haisheng Zhang
  • Published 2010
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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