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Research article
24 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 24 Jan 2019

Predicting near-term variability in ocean carbon uptake

Nicole S. Lovenduski, Stephen G. Yeager, Keith Lindsay, and Matthew C. Long

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Short summary
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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