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CABI Book Chapter

Greenhouse gas sinks.

Book cover for Greenhouse gas sinks.


This book, which contains 17 chapters, presents an expert synthesis of greenhouse gas (GHG) sink science and how this applies to the past, current and future changes in climate. It also explores how the sinks may respond to increased GHG emissions and global temperatures, and whether they can be protected and even enhanced to help mitigate climatic change. The sinks discussed in this book are the ...


Chapter 3 (Page no: 31)

The oceanic sink for carbon dioxide.

This paper focuses on the oceanic sink for CO2 and the seasonal, interannual and decadal-scale variability in sea-air fluxes. It specifically discusses how the sea-air exchange of CO2 relates to the oceanic uptake of anthropogenic CO2, and potential feedbacks within the carbon cycle as well as the carbon-climate system that may change the oceanic uptake of CO2 in the future.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Carbon dioxide: importance, sources and sinks. Author(s): Reay, D. S. Grace, J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) Terrestrial vegetation as a carbon dioxide sink. Author(s): Hymus, G. Valentini, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 50) The soil carbon dioxide sink. Author(s): Smith, P. Ineson, P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 58) Implications for increasing the soil carbon store: calculating the net greenhouse gas balance of no-till farming. Author(s): Lemke, R. L. Janzen, H. H.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 74) Geological carbon sinks. Author(s): Ridgwell, A. Edwards, U.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 98) Artificial carbon sinks: utilization of carbon dioxide for the synthesis of chemicals and technological applications. Author(s): Aresta, M. Dibenedetto, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 115) Prospects for biological carbon sinks in greenhouse gas emissions trading systems. Author(s): Reilly, J. Felzer, B. Kicklighter, D. Melillo, J. Tian, H. Q. Asadoorian, M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 143) Methane: importance, sources and sinks. Author(s): Reay, D. S. Smith, K. A. Hewitt, C. N.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 152) The soil methane sink. Author(s): Dunfield, P. F.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 171) The atmospheric methane sink. Author(s): Shallcross, D. E. Khalil, M. A. K. Butenhoff, C. L.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 184) Artificial methane sinks. Author(s): Visscher, A. de Boeckx, P. Cleemput, O. van
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 201) Nitrous oxide: importance, sources and sinks. Author(s): Reay, D. S. Hewitt, C. N. Smith, K. A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 207) Stratospheric sinks of nitrous oxide. Author(s): Butenhoff, C. L. Khalil, M. A. K.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 227) Sinks for nitrous oxide at the earth's surface. Author(s): Kroeze, C. Bouwman, L. Slomp, C. P.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 243) Cross-cutting issues and new directions. Author(s): Reay, D. S.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 249) Impact of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on the exchange of carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane from European forests. Author(s): Vries, W. de Butterbach-Bahl, K. Gon, H. D. van der Oenema, O.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9781845931896
  • Record Number
  • 20073047927