Articles | Volume 12, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 12, 1091–1103, 2016
Ocean Sci., 12, 1091–1103, 2016

Research article 30 Sep 2016

Research article | 30 Sep 2016

Effect of gas-transfer velocity parameterization choice on air–sea CO2 fluxes in the North Atlantic Ocean and the European Arctic

Iwona Wrobel and Jacek Piskozub

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We used a recently developed tool – FluxEngine, to calculate monthly net carbon air–sea CO2 fluxes for the extratropical North Atlantic Ocean, European Arctic, and global values, using several available parameterizations of gas transfer velocity on different dependence of wind speed. The aim of the study is to constrain the uncertainty caused by the choice of parameterization in the North Atlantic, a large sink of CO2 and a region with good measurement coverage, characterized by strong winds.