Institute for Marine Ecosystem and Fishery Science, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Model code and software
crem33/EcoGENIE_LA: Asselotetal2021_BGAndy Ridgwell, Chris Reinhard, Sebastiaan van de Velde, crem33, Markus Adloff, Jamie Wilson, Ben Ward, DomHu, Fanny Monteiro, and Pam Vervoort. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4733736
Previous studies show that phytoplankton light absorption can warm the atmosphere, but how this warming occurs is still unknown. We compare the importance of air–sea heat versus CO2 flux in the phytoplankton-induced atmospheric warming and determine the main driver. To shed light on this research question, we conduct simulations with a climate model of intermediate complexity. We show that phytoplankton mainly warms the atmosphere by increasing the air–sea CO2 flux.
Previous studies show that phytoplankton light absorption can warm the atmosphere, but how this...