Articles | Volume 18, issue 15
Biogeosciences, 18, 4549–4570, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4549-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 4549–4570, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4549-2021

Research article 09 Aug 2021

Research article | 09 Aug 2021

Variability of North Atlantic CO2 fluxes for the 2000–2017 period estimated from atmospheric inverse analyses

Zhaohui Chen et al.

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ED: Publish as is (25 Jun 2021) by Alexey V. Eliseev
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As the global temperature continues to increase, carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major driver of this global warming. The increased CO2 is mainly caused by emissions from fossil fuel use and land use. At the same time, the ocean is a significant sink in the carbon cycle. The North Atlantic is a critical ocean region in reducing CO2 concentration. We estimate the CO2 uptake in this region based on a carbon inverse system and atmospheric CO2 observations.
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