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Underway CO2 Measurements Aboard the RVIB Palmer and Data Management of the Global VOS Program

Lead PI: Dr. Taro Takahashi

Unit Affiliation: Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

September 2008 - June 2014
Inactive
Global ; Research Vessels ; RVIB N. Palmer
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project's objective is to determine the space-time distribution of the ocean surface pCO2 and sea-air pCO2 difference. When combined with the CO2 gas transfer rate, this will create a reliable net sea-air flux.

OUTCOMES: The LDEO Surface Water pCO2 database has been assembled and made available to the public. Found that the difference in pCO2 between the atmosphere and the Southern Ocean has decreased weakening the ocean's sink intensity. Found that the Arctic Ocean is a strong sink. Nine research papers have been published.

SPONSOR:

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$2,107,843

RESEARCH TEAM:

Nicholas Bates

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Cooperative Institute for Climate Applications and Research (CICAR)

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences

KEYWORDS

ocean and climate physics oceans carbon dioxide information and analysis center carbon dioxide sea-air flux

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate