CO2 Uptake of the Marine Biosphere
Date: Thursday, September 29 @ 10:30:00 MDT
Topic: Carbon Cycle Response to Climate Change

By Arne Winguth

Different CO2 stabilization scenarios and CO2 emission scenarios have been carried out with an earth system model to investigate feedbacks between future climate change and carbon cycle. The model predicts a sensitivity of 1.6±0.1 K for an increase of 280 ppm in atmospheric CO2 concentration. The decrease of the thermohaline circulation is predominantly controlled by an enhanced atmospheric moisture transport to high latitudes by global warming. Overall, the simulated effect of atmospheric CO2 concentration on climate change reduces the total carbon uptake of the ocean and the land is reduced by 24-29%.

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This article comes from The 7th International CO2 Conference Web Site

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