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Changes in carbon uptake and emissions by oceans in a changing climate

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Abstract: CARBOCHANGE will provide the best possible process-based quantification of net ocean carbon uptake under changing climate conditions using past and present ocean carbon cycle changes for a better prediction of future ocean carbon uptake. We will improve the quantitative understanding of key biogeochemical processes (particle flux, ecosystem community structure, lateral advection) and physical ... View entire text

Purpose: The project will deliver calibrated future evolutions of ocean pH and carbonate saturation as required by the research community on ocean acidification in the EU project EPOCA and further projects in this field. The time history of atmosphere-ocean carbon fluxes past, present and future will be synthesised globally as well as regionally for the transcontinental RECCAP project. Observations and model results will merge into GEOSS/GEO through links with the European coordination action COCOS and will prepare the marine branch of the European Research Infrastructure ICOS. Results of the project will be summarised and forwarded to policy makers working on climate change mitigation through specifically targeted outreach papers.
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Start Date: 2011-03-01
Stop Date: 2015-02-28
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Email: benjamin.pfeil at
Phone: +4755589844
Fax: +4755589883
Email: christoph.heinze at
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University of Bergen
City: Bergen
Postal Code: 5007
Country: Norway
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-12-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23