Variability and trends in surface seawater pCO2 and CO2 flux in the Pacific Ocean 16 June 2017

Variability and trends in surface seawater pCO2 and CO2 flux in the Pacific Ocean

Variability and change in the ocean sink of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) have implications for future climate and ocean acidification.

Increased carbon dioxide suppresses AMOC variability in GFDL ESM2M simulation 24 March 2016

Increased carbon dioxide suppresses AMOC variability in GFDL ESM2M simulation

Research funded by CPO's Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) and published in the Journal of Climate found that increased carbon dioxide suppresses variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) in GFDL ESM2M simulation.

The reinvigoration of the Southern Ocean carbon sink 5 October 2015

The reinvigoration of the Southern Ocean carbon sink

COD-funded researchers attempt to answer the question "Has global warming slowed the uptake of atmospheric carbon dioxide by the Southern Ocean?" in a new study in Science.

Emissions from thawing permafrost add trillions in economic impacts 1 October 2015

Emissions from thawing permafrost add trillions in economic impacts

Work supported by CPO's AC4 program found that the effects of melting permafrost in the Arctic could cost $43 trillion in extra economic damage by the end of the next century, on top of the more than the $300 trillion economic damage already predicted.

Recent evidence for a strengthening CO2 sink in the Southern Ocean 21 September 2015

Recent evidence for a strengthening CO2 sink in the Southern Ocean

In this COD-funded study published in Geophysical Research Letters, researchers present a 13 year (2002–2015) semimonthly time series of the partial pressure of CO2 in surface water (pCO2surf) and other carbonate system parameters from the Drake Passage.

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