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for Global Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry,
School of Environmental Science,
University of East Anglia,
Norwich, Norfolk, U.K.
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Research: Ocean-Atmosphere CO2 flux
aim of this project is to better model, document and understand
the flux of atmospheric carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
into the oceans. Globally, the ocean has so far absorbed
about half of the fossil fuel CO2 emitted
by human activity into the atmosphere. The oceanic sink
for CO2 has
therefore been, and will continue to be, of great importance
slowing the rate of global warming. However, the sink
is not constant
from year to year, and this variability is not well understood.
Atmospheric measurements both of CO2 and
oxygen seem to suggest that the oceans vary more than
account for. Surface ocean measurements in regions such
as the North Atlantic also suggest that the ocean sink
is changing over the last decade or so. However, there
are insufficient measurements to document the changes
over many regions of the oceans.
remote sensing measurements can cover the global ocean.
It is not possible to directly measure the flux of CO2 from
space, but we can measure many of the variables that the
flux may depend on, for example surface temperature,
chlorophyll concentrations, and wind speeds, and this offers
the possibility that the CO2 flux
can be reconstructed from satellite measurements. The aim
of the project is
to integrate such measurements, with the help of techniques
such as neural networks and data assimilation into ocean
carbon general circulation models, so that we can better
understand CO2 fluxes
in the recent past and predict them into the future.
project contributes to the science
objective 1 (Quantify feedbacks in the global carbon
cycle) of GREENCYCLES.
the GREENCYCLES MC-RTN
of Environmental Science, University of East Anglia,
of Physical Oceanography
University of Gdansk, Poland
M.Sc. thesis on 'Bottom sediments dynamics and changes
in morphology on the research area at Hel Peninsula'
Further Education College of Economics, Olsztyn,
of seminars in Polish high schools