Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 339–357, 2018
Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 339–357, 2018

Research article 06 Apr 2018

Research article | 06 Apr 2018

Assessing carbon dioxide removal through global and regional ocean alkalinization under high and low emission pathways

Andrew Lenton et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (25 Jan 2018) by Ben Kravitz
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (31 Jan 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Feb 2018) by Ben Kravitz
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (22 Feb 2018)
ED: Publish as is (09 Mar 2018) by Ben Kravitz
Short summary
Artificial ocean alkalinization (AOA) is capable of reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations and surface warming while also addressing ocean acidification. We simulate the Earth system response to a fixed addition of AOA under low and high emissions. We explore the regional and global response to AOA. A key finding is that AOA is much more effective at reducing warming and ocean acidification under low emissions, despite lower carbon uptake.
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