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The formation of the ocean's anthropogenic carbon reservoir

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The shallow overturning circulation of the oceans transports heat from the tropics to the mid-latitudes. This overturning also influences the uptake and storage of anthropogenic carbon (Cant). We demonstrate this by quantifying the relative importance of ocean thermodynamics, circulation and biogeochemistry in a global biochemistry and circulation model. Almost 2/3 of the Cant ocean uptake enters via gas exchange in waters that are lighter than the base of the ventilated thermocline. However,...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/srep35473

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Funding agency for:
Plancherel, Y
Grant:
IRF NE/M017826/1
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Scientific Reports Journal website
Volume:
6
Publication date:
2016-11-03
Acceptance date:
2016-09-28
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2045-2322
ISSN:
2045-2322
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658022
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2016-11-11

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