Articles | Volume 7, issue 3
Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 559–582, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-7-559-2016
Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 559–582, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-7-559-2016

Research article 08 Jul 2016

Research article | 08 Jul 2016

Climate change increases riverine carbon outgassing, while export to the ocean remains uncertain

F. Langerwisch et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Jun 2016) by Rolf Aalto
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In Amazonia, carbon fluxes are considerably influenced by annual flooding. We applied the newly developed model RivCM to several climate change scenarios to estimate potential changes in riverine carbon. We find that climate change causes substantial changes in riverine organic and inorganic carbon, as well as changes in carbon exported to the atmosphere and ocean. Such changes could have local and regional impacts on the carbon budget of the whole Amazon basin and parts of the Atlantic Ocean.
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