Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Earth Syst. Dynam., 13, 1505–1533, 2022
Earth Syst. Dynam., 13, 1505–1533, 2022
Research article
07 Nov 2022
Research article | 07 Nov 2022

Interannual global carbon cycle variations linked to atmospheric circulation variability

Na Li et al.

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Quantifying the imprint of large-scale atmospheric circulation dynamics and associated carbon cycle responses is key to improving our understanding of carbon cycle dynamics. Using a statistical model that relies on spatiotemporal sea level pressure as a proxy for large-scale atmospheric circulation, we quantify the fraction of interannual variability in atmospheric CO2 growth rate and the land CO2 sink that are driven by atmospheric circulation variability.
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