Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Biogeosciences, 19, 223–239, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-223-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 223–239, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-223-2022
Research article
14 Jan 2022
Research article | 14 Jan 2022

Climate pathways behind phytoplankton-induced atmospheric warming

Rémy Asselot et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-118', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-118', David Armstrong McKay, 27 Aug 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on bg-2021-118', Alexandre Pohl, 02 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (05 Oct 2021) by Perran Cook
AR by Rémy Asselot on behalf of the Authors (25 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Nov 2021) by Perran Cook
RR by David Armstrong McKay (19 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (05 Dec 2021) by Perran Cook
AR by Rémy Asselot on behalf of the Authors (09 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Dec 2021) by Perran Cook
AR by Rémy Asselot on behalf of the Authors (13 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
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.
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