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Chapter 9

Carbon Uptake, Transport and Storage by Oceans and the Consequences of Change

This chapter explores the greatest biospheric reservoir of carbon on planet Earth – the oceans. When in balance, there is a large flux of CO2 between the oceans and the atmosphere of almost 90 Gt C yr−1 due to a combination of primary production and particle sinking (the biological pump) and ocean c...

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Print publication date
22 Dec 2009
Copyright year
2009
Print ISBN
978-1-84755-917-3
PDF eISBN
978-1-84755-971-5