By the same authors

From the same journal

From the same journal

Evaluating Oceanic Uptake of Atmospheric CCl4: A Combined Analysis of Model Simulations and Observations

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Full text download(s)

Published copy (DOI)

Author(s)

Department/unit(s)

Publication details

JournalGeophysical Research Letters
DateAccepted/In press - 28 Nov 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 30 Nov 2018
DatePublished (current) - 16 Jan 2019
Issue number1
Volume46
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)472-482
Early online date30/11/18
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We provide new estimates of the air‐sea flux of CCl4 using simulations from a global ocean biogeochemistry model (NEMO‐PlankTOM) in combination with depth‐resolved CCl4 observations from global oceanic databases. Estimates of global oceanic CCl4 uptake are derived from a range of model analyses, including prescribed parameterizations using reported values on hydrolysis and degradation, and analyses optimized using the global observational databases. We evaluate the sensitivity of our results to uncertainties in air‐sea gas exchange parameterization, estimation period, and circulation processes. Our best constrained estimate of ocean CCl4 uptake for the period 1996–2000 is 20.1 Gg/year (range 16.6–22.7), corresponding to estimates of the partial atmospheric lifetime with respect to ocean uptake of 124 (110–150) years. This new oceanic lifetime implies higher emissions of CCl4 than currently estimated and therefore a larger missing atmospheric source of CCl4.

    Research areas

  • air-sea fluxes, carbon tetrachloride, halocarbon, ozone-depleting substance

Discover related content

Find related publications, people, projects, datasets and more using interactive charts.

View graph of relations