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Title: An analytical framework for the atmosphere-ocean partitioning of carbon dioxide
Author: Goodwin, Philip Alan
ISNI:       0000 0001 3505 2810
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2007
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This thesis presents an analytical framework for considering air-sea carbon partitioning on millennial timescales. after air-sea exchange of carbon dioxide has neared completion but before sediment and weathering interactions have had a significant impact. It is found that the final atmospheric partial pressure ofcarbon dioxide (PC02) on a millennial timescale is related to the initial partial pressure (Po) by: Where 81po, is the change in accumulated carbon emissions, 81,.. is the change in the terrestrial carbon inventory, 8Chin is the change in the average concentration of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) in the ocean due to the dissolution of soft biological tissue, 8CCaC03 is the change in the average ocean concentration ofDIC due to the dissolution of calcium carbonate hard tissue, 8Cdi. is the change in average ocean DIC concentration due to local air-sea disequilibrium, V is the volume ofthe ocean, 1A is the initial atmospheric inventory of carbon dioxide, 18 is the buffered carbon inventory ofthe air-sea system and lo(A-C) is the difference between the global ocean preformed inventories oftitration alkalinity and DIC. This equation (5.1) is found to predict the final PC02 ofa standard numerical box model ofthe air-sea systerp. to within 3% while 280
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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