Anthropogenic CO2 in the Ocean

Anthropogenic CO2 in the Ocean

Distribution of anthropogenic CO2 in the global oceans through 1994. Between 1991 and 1998, global ocean CO2 surveys produced a large number of high-quality measurements of important tracers for anthropogenic carbon. Estimates of the anthropogenic CO2 uptake based on the observations indicate a total anthropogenic CO2 inventory of approximately 117 ± 19 PgC in 1994. Source: Sabine, C.L., et al., Chapter 2: Current status and past trends of the global carbon cycle. In Toward CO2 Stabilization: Issues Strategies, and Consequences [C.B. Field and M.R. Raupach (eds.)], Island Press, Washington D.C. [in press].

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