Articles | Volume 18, issue 8
Biogeosciences, 18, 2711–2725, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2711-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 2711–2725, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2711-2021

Research article 30 Apr 2021

Research article | 30 Apr 2021

Ocean carbon uptake under aggressive emission mitigation

Sean M. Ridge and Galen A. McKinley

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (21 Sep 2020) by Fortunat Joos
AR by Sarah Buchmann on behalf of the Authors (07 Jan 2021)  Author's response
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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 Jan 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (16 Feb 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Mar 2021) by Fortunat Joos
AR by Sean Ridge on behalf of the Authors (19 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Mar 2021) by Fortunat Joos
AR by Sean Ridge on behalf of the Authors (25 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Approximately 40 % of the CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and cement production have been absorbed by the ocean. The goal of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement is to reduce humanity's emissions so as to limit global warming to no more than 2 °C, and ideally less than 1.5 °C. If we achieve this level of mitigation, the ocean's uptake of carbon will be strongly reduced. Excess carbon trapped in the near-surface ocean will begin to mix back to the surface and will limit additional uptake.
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