Articles | Volume 11, issue 21
Research article
13 Nov 2014
Research article |  | 13 Nov 2014

Wind-driven changes in the ocean carbon sink

N. C. Swart, J. C. Fyfe, O. A. Saenko, and M. Eby


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AR by Neil Swart on behalf of the Authors (23 Sep 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Sep 2014) by Leticia Cotrim da Cunha
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Sep 2014)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Sep 2014)
ED: Publish as is (01 Oct 2014) by Leticia Cotrim da Cunha
Short summary
Estimates of ocean carbon uptake from ocean biogeochemical models are key to our understanding of the global carbon cycle. Such estimates suggest that ocean carbon uptake is decreasing due to climate change, and particularly due to strengthening of the Southern Hemisphere winds. We show that these model-based estimates are highly uncertain due to poorly resolved physical processes (mesoscale ocean eddies) and uncertainty in the observed surface wind forcing used to drive the models.
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