Spatial distribution of air‐sea CO2 fluxes and the interhemispheric transport of carbon by the oceans

@inproceedings{Murnane1999SpatialDO,
  title={Spatial distribution of air‐sea CO2 fluxes and the interhemispheric transport of carbon by the oceans},
  author={Richard J. Murnane and Jorge L Sarmiento and Corinne le Qu{\'e}r{\'e}},
  year={1999}
}
The dominant processes controlling the magnitude and spatial distribution of the preindustrial air-sea flux of CO2 are atmosphere-ocean heat exchange and the biological pump, coupled with the direct influence of ocean circulation resulting from the slow time-scale of air-sea CO2 gas exchange equilibration. The influence of the biological pump is greatest in surface outcrops of deep water, where the excess deep ocean carbon resulting from net remineralization can escape to the atmosphere. In a… CONTINUE READING

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