The Oceanic Sink for Anthropogenic CO2

  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},
  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

    Topics from this paper.

    The oceanic sink for anthropogenic CO2 from 1994 to 2007
    • 71
    • PDF
    Global oceanic and land biotic carbon sinks from the Scripps atmospheric oxygen flask sampling network
    • 226
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Estimation of anthropogenic CO2 inventories in the ocean.
    • 165
    • PDF
    Recent trends and drivers of regional sources and sinks of carbon dioxide
    • 359
    • PDF
    Reconstruction of the history of anthropogenic CO2 concentrations in the ocean
    • 386
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Carbon dioxide in European coastal waters
    • 235
    • PDF


    Publications referenced by this paper.
    Impact of Anthropogenic CO2 on the CaCO3 System in the Oceans
    • 1,855
    • PDF
    An updated anthropogenic CO2 inventory in the Atlantic ocean
    • 120
    • PDF
    Anthropogenic CO2 inventory of the Indian Ocean
    • 209
    • PDF