Analysis of the Seasonal and Geographical Patterns of Atmospheric CO2 Distributions with a Three-Dimensional Tracer Model

  • Inez Y. Fung


A great amount of information on the sources and sinks of atmospheric CO2 is contained in the geographical, seasonal, and interannual variations of the global atmospheric CO2 distribution. The measured concentrations of CO2 at several locations illustrate large variations in the amplitude and phase of the seasonal cycle superimposed on an increasing long-term trend (see e.g., Gammon, this volume; Keeling 1983). Recent analysis of CO2 records by Keeling and his collaborators (1983) reveals that the amplitude of seasonal cycle has detectable interannual variations and may be increasing with time.


Tracer Model Terrestrial Biota Seasonal Oscillation Total Carbon Concentration Seasonal Exchange 
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