Atmospheric carbon dioxide and the ocean

U. Siegenthaler, Jorge Louis Sarmiento

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The ocean is a significant sink for anthropogenic carbon dioxide, taking up about a third of the emissions arising from fossil-fuel use and tropical deforestation. Increases in the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration account for most of the remaining emissions, but there still appears to be a 'missing sink' which may be located in the terrestrial biosphere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-125
Number of pages7
Issue number6442
StatePublished - 1993

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