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10 Feb 2015
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 10 Feb 2015

Simulated anthropogenic CO2 storage and acidification of the Mediterranean Sea

J. Palmiéri, J. C. Orr, J.-C. Dutay, K. Béranger, A. Schneider, J. Beuvier, and S. Somot


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AR by J.,. Palmieri on behalf of the Authors (28 Oct 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Dec 2014) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Dec 2014)
RR by Marta Álvarez (17 Dec 2014)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Dec 2014) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
Short summary
Different observational-based estimates of CO2 uptake and resulting acidification of the Mediterranean Sea vary widely. A new study finds that even the smallest of those are an upper limit because the approach used assumes air-sea CO2 equilibrium. Then with a lower limit from new fine-scale numerical model simulations, the authors bracket Mediterranean Sea CO2 uptake and acidification rates. They conclude that its rate of surface acidifcation is much like that for typical ocean waters.
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