The incompatibility of ice-core CO2 data with reconstructions of biotic CO2 sources
Enting, I. G.
Mansbridge, J. V.
- Publisher: Tellus B
(issn: 1600-0889, eissn: 0280-6509)
Analyses of the compatibility between postulated releases of biotic carbon and changes in atmospheric CO2 concentration must properly consider the history of changes in each quantity. A history of atmospheric CO2 changes obtained from ice-cores is compared to a history of biotic CO2 releases obtained from ecosystem modelling. It is shown that these two records are incompatible with any linear time-invariant model of oceanic uptake of CO2.DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0889.1987.tb00102.x