The objectives of the project are to provide an inventory of the distribution of the sources and sinks of carbon dioxide on a regional basis, an assessment of the relative storage capacities of the different carbon pools, and of the dynamics of the global carbon cycle as it reacts to climate changes.
The entire project is subdivided into six sub-projects, each focusing on a different aspect of the global carbon cycle:
A. Observations of the concentration of atmospheric CO2 and CH4 and their isotope ratios.
B. Air-sea exchange and dynamics of the surface ocean carbon system.
C. Assessment of internal oceanic processes.
D. Exchanges of carbon with the terrestrial biosphere.
E. Information based on variations of the carbon cycle in the past.
F. Global scale three-dimensional modelling of the contemporary carbon cycle.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
60439 Frankfurt Am Main
PL1 3DH Plymouth