The incompatibility of ice-core CO2 data with reconstructions of biotic CO2 sources

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Enting, I. G. ; Mansbridge, J. V. (2011)

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
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