Oceanic sources, sinks, and transport of atmospheric CO2

  title={Oceanic sources, sinks, and transport of atmospheric CO2},
  author={Nicolas Gruber and Manuel Gloor and Sara E. Mikaloff Fletcher and Scott C. Doney and Stephanie Dutkiewicz and Michael J. Follows and Markus Gerber and Andrew R Jacobson and Fortunat Joos and Keith Lindsay and Dimitris Menemenlis and Anne Mouchet and Simon A. M{\"u}ller and Jorge L. Sarmiento and Taro Takahashi},
  journal={Global Biogeochemical Cycles},
We synthesize estimates of the contemporary net air‐sea CO2 flux on the basis of an inversion of interior ocean carbon observations using a suite of 10 ocean general circulation models (Mikaloff Fletcher et al., 2006, 2007) and compare them to estimates based on a new climatology of the air‐sea difference of the partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) (Takahashi et al., 2008). These two independent flux estimates reveal a consistent description of the regional distribution of annual mean sources and… 

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