The Oceanic Sink for Anthropogenic CO2

@article{Sabine2004TheOS,
  title={The Oceanic Sink for Anthropogenic CO2},
  author={C. Sabine and R. Feely and N. Gruber and R. Key and K. Lee and J. L. Bullister and R. Wanninkhof and C. S. Wong and D. Wallace and B. Tilbrook and F. Millero and T. Peng and A. Kozyr and T. Ono and A. R{\'i}os},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={305},
  pages={367 - 371}
}
  • C. Sabine, R. Feely, +12 authors A. Ríos
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Environmental Science, Materials Science
  • Science
  • Using inorganic carbon measurements from an international survey effort in the 1990s and a tracer-based separation technique, we estimate a global oceanic anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) sink for the period from 1800 to 1994 of 118 ± 19 petagrams of carbon. The oceanic sink accounts for ∼48% of the total fossil-fuel and cement-manufacturing emissions, implying that the terrestrial biosphere was a net source of CO2 to the atmosphere of about 39 ± 28 petagrams of carbon for this period. The… CONTINUE READING

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