One-Dimensional and Two-Dimensional Ocean Models for Predicting the Distribution of CO2 Between the Ocean and the Atmosphere

  • Anders Björkström


To assert anything about what the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere will be in the future requires that one understand the oceanic-atmospheric distribution of carbon and the way it may change when excess CO2 is introduced into the atmosphere. The span of time during which the emission occurs is short compared to the slow oceanic circulation; therefore, it becomes natural to separate the mixing process into two parts: (1) the transport from the atmosphere into a thin surface layer of the ocean and (2) the exchange of water between the surface layer and deeper down.


Mixed Layer Carbon Cycle Carbon Cycle Modelling Meteorological Forecast Cold Surface Water 
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