Toward quantifying the response of the oceans' biological pump to climate change

  title={Toward quantifying the response of the oceans' biological pump to climate change},
  author={Philip W. Boyd},
  journal={Frontiers in Marine Science},
  • P. Boyd
  • Published 2015
  • Frontiers in Marine Science
The biological pump makes a major global contribution to the sequestration of carbon-rich particles in the oceans’ interior. This pump has many component parts from physics to ecology that together control its efficiency in exporting particles. Hence, the influence of climate change on the functioning and magnitude of the pump is likely to be complex and non-linear. Here, I employ a published 1-D coupled surface-subsurface Particulate Organic Carbon (POC) export flux model to systematically… Expand
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