Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Earth Syst. Dynam., 10, 45–57, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-10-45-2019
Earth Syst. Dynam., 10, 45–57, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-10-45-2019

Research article 24 Jan 2019

Research article | 24 Jan 2019

Predicting near-term variability in ocean carbon uptake

Nicole S. Lovenduski et al.

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ED: Publish as is (14 Jan 2019) by Christoph Heinze
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This paper shows that the absorption of carbon dioxide by the ocean is predictable several years in advance. This is important because fossil-fuel-derived carbon dioxide is largely responsible for anthropogenic global warming and because carbon dioxide emission management and global carbon cycle budgeting exercises can benefit from foreknowledge of ocean carbon absorption. The promising results from this new forecast system justify the need for additional oceanic observations.
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