Articles | Volume 16, issue 18
Biogeosciences, 16, 3651–3663, 2019
Biogeosciences, 16, 3651–3663, 2019

Research article 26 Sep 2019

Research article | 26 Sep 2019

Trend analysis of the airborne fraction and sink rate of anthropogenically released CO2

Mikkel Bennedsen et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (26 Feb 2019) by Laurent Bopp
AR by Mikkel Bennedsen on behalf of the Authors (25 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Mar 2019) by Laurent Bopp
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (03 Jun 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (30 Jun 2019) by Laurent Bopp
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (29 Jul 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (26 Aug 2019) by Laurent Bopp
Short summary
Is the fraction of anthropogenically released CO2 that remains in the atmosphere increasing? Is the rate at which the ocean and land sinks take up CO2 from the atmosphere decreasing? We analyse these questions by means of a statistical dynamic multivariate model from which we estimate the unobserved trend processes together with the parameters that govern them. We find no statistical evidence of an increasing airborne fraction, but we do find statistical evidence of a decreasing sink rate.
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