Articles | Volume 15, issue 17
Research article
03 Sep 2018
Research article |  | 03 Sep 2018

Drivers of future seasonal cycle changes in oceanic pCO2

M. Angeles Gallego, Axel Timmermann, Tobias Friedrich, and Richard E. Zeebe


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (03 Jul 2018) by Katja Fennel
AR by Angeles Gallego on behalf of the Authors (18 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Jul 2018) by Katja Fennel
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 Jul 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Aug 2018)
ED: Publish as is (08 Aug 2018) by Katja Fennel
AR by Angeles Gallego on behalf of the Authors (13 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
It is projected that the summer–winter difference in pCO2 levels will be larger in the future. In this paper, we study the causes of this seasonal amplification of pCO2. We found that anthropogenic CO2 enhances the effect of seasonal changes in temperature (T) and dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) on pCO2 seasonality. This is because the oceanic pCO2 becomes more sensitive to seasonal T and DIC changes when the CO2 concentration is higher.
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