Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Biogeosciences, 18, 1127–1147, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-1127-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 1127–1147, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-1127-2021

Research article 15 Feb 2021

Research article | 15 Feb 2021

The northern European shelf as an increasing net sink for CO2

Meike Becker et al.

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Surface ocean pCO2 maps and air-sea Flux of CO2 on the northern European shelf Becker, M., Olson, A., Landschützer, P., Omar, A., Rehder, G., Rödenbeck, C. and Skjelvan, I. https://doi.org/10.18160/939X-PMHU

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We developed a simple method to refine existing open-ocean maps towards different coastal seas. Using a multi-linear regression, we produced monthly maps of surface ocean fCO2 in the northern European coastal seas (the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Norwegian Coast and the Barents Sea) covering a time period from 1998 to 2016. Based on this fCO2 map, we calculate trends in surface ocean fCO2, pH and the air–sea gas exchange.
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