New insights into f CO 2 variability in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean using SMOS SSS

  title={New insights into f CO 2 variability in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean using SMOS SSS},
  author={C. Brown and Jacqueline Boutin and Liliane Merlivat},
Abstract. Complex oceanic circulation and air–sea interaction make the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (ETPO) a highly variable source of CO2 to the atmosphere. Although the scientific community have amassed 70 000 surface fugacities of carbon dioxide (fCO2) data points within the ETPO region over the past 25 years, the spatial and temporal resolution of this data set is insufficient to fully quantify the seasonal to interannual variability of the region, a region where fCO2 has been observed to… 

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