Regional air-sea fluxes of anthropogenic carbon inferred with an Ensemble Kalman Filter

Gerber, M.; Joos, F.; Vázquez-Rodríguez, M.; Touratier, F.; Goyet, C. (2009). Regional air-sea fluxes of anthropogenic carbon inferred with an Ensemble Kalman Filter. Global biogeochemical cycles, 23(1), n/a-n/a. Washington, D.C.: American Geophysical Union 10.1029/2008GB003247

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Regional air-sea fluxes, ocean transport, and storage of anthropogenic carbon (Canth)are quantified. Observation-based Canth data from the ocean interior are assimilated into the Bern3D dynamic ocean model using an Ensemble Kalman Filter. Global uptake of Canth is estimated to be 131 ± 18 GtC over the period 1770 to 2000. Uncertainties from systematic biases in the reconstruction of Canth are assessed by assimilating data from four global and six Atlantic reconstructions and found to be comparable or larger than uncertainties from ocean transport. Aggregated fluxes for the southern high-latitude, tropical and midlatitude, and northern high-latitude ocean agree within 0.11 GtC a1 for the two reconstructions with the highest skill score, whereas regional uptake rates are up to a factor of three different. Results indicate that uptake and regional partitioning of anthropogenic carbon in the Southern Ocean remains uncertain.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Climate and Environmental Physics
10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)

UniBE Contributor:

Gerber, Markus (B), Joos, Fortunat

ISSN:

0886-6236

Publisher:

American Geophysical Union

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:23

Last Modified:

06 Feb 2023 23:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1029/2008GB003247

Web of Science ID:

000264438800001

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/37506

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/37506 (FactScience: 208779)

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