Size of oceanic source of CO2 between the last glacial maximum and the Holocene epoch

Range 170≤ - ≤1,350 Gt C
Organism Biosphere
Reference del Giorgio PA, Duarte CM. Respiration in the open ocean. Nature. 2002 Nov 28 420(6914):379-84 DOI: 10.1038/nature01165 p.380 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID12459775
Primary Source [43] Woodwell, G. M. et al. Biotic feedbacks in the warming of the earth. Clim. Change 40, 495–518 (1998)
Comments P.380 right column 2nd paragraph: "For example, there is evidence that in the period between the Last Glacial Maximum and the Holocene epoch the oceans acted as a source of CO2, of at least 170 Gt C, to up to 1,350 Gt C (primary source), although it is unclear whether this was the result of increased respiration or decreased primary production." Gt C=Giga tonnes C=10^9 tonnes Carbon
Entered by Uri M
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