The role of the southern ocean in uptake and storage of anthropogenic carbon dioxide

  title={The role of the southern ocean in uptake and storage of anthropogenic carbon dioxide},
  author={Caldeira and Duffy},
  volume={287 5453},
  • CaldeiraDuffy
  • Published 28 January 2000
  • Environmental Science
  • Science
An ocean-climate model that shows high fluxes of anthropogenic carbon dioxide into the Southern Ocean, but very low storage of anthropogenic carbon there, agrees with observation-based estimates of ocean storage of anthropogenic carbon dioxide. This low simulated storage indicates a subordinate role for deep convection in the present-day Southern Ocean. The primary mechanism transporting anthropogenic carbon out of the Southern Ocean is isopycnal transport. These results imply that if global… 

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