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Control of the glacial carbon budget by topographically induced mixing

de Boer, Agatha M.; Hogg, Andrew

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Evidence for the oceanic uptake of atmospheric CO2 during glaciations suggests that there was less production of southern origin deep water but, paradoxically, a larger volume of southern origin water than today. Here we demonstrate, using a theoretical box model, that the inverse relationship between volume and production rate of this water mass can be explained by invoking mixing rates in the deep ocean that are proportional to topographic outcropping area scaled with ocean floor slope....[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/57309
Source: Geophysical Research Letters
DOI: 10.1002/2014GL059963

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