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

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Title: Changes in carbon uptake and emissions by oceans in a changing climate
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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 processes (overturning circulation, ice cover, mixing) through a combination of observations and models. We will upscale new process understanding to large-scale integrative feedbacks of the ocean carbon cycle to climate change and rising carbon dioxide concentrations. We will quantify the vulnerability of the ocean carbon sources and sinks in a probabilistic sense using cutting edge coupled Earth system models under a variety of emission scenarios including climate stabilisation scenarios as required for the 5th IPCC assessment report. The drivers for the vulnerabilities will be identified. The most actual observations of the changing ocean carbon sink will be systematically integrated with the newest ocean carbon models, a coupled land-ocean model, an Earth system model of intermediate complexity, and fully fledged Earth system models through a spectrum of data assimilation methods as well as advanced performance assessment tools. Results will be optimal process descriptions and most realistic error margins for future ocean carbon uptake quantifications with models under the presently available observational evidence. 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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Beginning_Date: 20110301
Ending_Date: 20150228
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CARBON DIOXIDE
Theme_Keyword: IMBER > INTEGRATED MARINE BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH
Theme_Keyword: CARBOCHANGE > CHANGES IN CARBON UPTAKE AND EMISSIONS BY OCEANS IN A CHANGING CLIMATE
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CHRISTOPH HEINZE
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Bergen
City: Bergen
Postal_Code: 5007
Country: Norway
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +4755589844
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +4755589883
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: christoph.heinze@gfi.uib.no
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: PANGAEA/DATA PORTAL FOR OBSERVATIONAL DATA > PANGAEA - Data portal for Observational Data
Contact_Person: BENJAMIN PFEIL
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: benjamin.pfeil@gfi.uib.no
Resource_Description: CARBOCHANGE
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http://dataportals.pangaea.de/carbochange/index.ph...
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http://carbochange.b.uib.no/
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http://www.imber.info/index.php/Science/Endorsed-p...
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20111216
Metadata_Review_Date: 20180509
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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