Carbon uptake by the ocean, subject to biological feedback

TitleCarbon uptake by the ocean, subject to biological feedback
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsLygre, K
Refereed DesignationUnknown
Conference NameArctic Science Summit Week
PublisherTalk at: The Role of the Arctic in the Global Change process
Conference Location and DateBergen 23-28 March 2009

The World oceans - especially the Arctic - are projected to undergo large changes in physical state, such as temperature, light (shrinking ice cover) and mixing climate. The ocean stores carbon by the joint effect of solubility (temperature, wind) and downward particulate transport of biogenic material. A simple box model is constructed to examine how changes in physical parameters (mainly temperature and light) alter carbon storage and the partitioning between downward transport of sinking particles and dissolved organic matter.

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