Chemical and Biological Processes in CO2-Ocean Models

  • Charles F. BaesJr.
  • George G. Killough

Abstract

The amount of CO2 that will ultimately be released to the atmosphere by mankind’s use of fossil fuels will doubtless be several times the amount of CO2 contained in the preindustrial atmosphere and equivalent to many times the amount of carbon that can be taken up by the terrestrial biosphere. Thus the oceans will become the sink for most of the excess carbon that does not remain in the atmosphere. To avoid too rapid or too great a rise in the atmospheric concentrations of CO2 during this massive transfer of fossil carbon to the oceans, it will be necessary to predict reliably the rate at which the oceans will take up excess CO2 from the atmosphere.

Keywords

Partial Pressure Reference Case Eddy Diffusion Excess Carbon Oceanographic Data 
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  • Charles F. BaesJr.
  • George G. Killough

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