Concentration of dissolved inorganic carbon in ocean is higher than atmospheric inorganic carbon

Range ~50 Fold
Organism Biosphere
Reference aquatic photosynthesis, Falkowski and Raven, 2nd ed. Princeton University Press p.158 2nd paragraph
Comments "In the surface ocean, for example, total dissolved inorganic carbon (i.e., TCO2) is approximately 2mM, while [CO2] is only about 10µM. This [CO2] is close to that of the atmosphere (correponding to approximately 375µmol/mol total gas) so that there is approximately a 50-fold higher concentration of dissolved inorganic carbon in the ocean than of CO2 in the atmosphere." See BNID 116130
Entered by Uri M
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