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The incompatibility of ice core carbon dioxide data with reconstructions of biotic carbon dioxide sources

Enting, I.G.; Mansbridge, J.V.

Tellus Series B Chemical and Physical Meteorology 39(3): 318-325

1987


ISSN/ISBN: 0280-6509
Accession: 006693566

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Analyses of the compatibility between postulated releases of biotic carbon and changes in atmospheric CO2 concentration must properly consider the history of changes in each quantity. A history of atmospheric CO2 changes obtained from ice-cores is compared to a history of biotic CO2 releases obtained from ecosystem modeling. It is shown that these two records are incompatible with any linear time-invariant model of oceanic uptake of CO2.

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