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The global carbon cycle and its perturbation by man and climate

Objective

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.

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Address
Bundesstra¯e 55
20146 Hamburg
Germany

Participants (10)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Molière 54, Université De Grenoble 1
38402 Saint-martin-d'heres
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
France
Address
14 Avenue Edouard Belin
31400 Toulouse
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
Address
Avenue De La Terrasse
91198 Gif-sur-yvette
JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITY OF GIESSEN
Germany
Address
Ludwigstrasse 23
35390 Giessen
Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Germany
Address
Marie-curie-straße 11
60439 Frankfurt Am Main
NERC Centre of Coastal and Marine Sciences
United Kingdom
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 229
69117 Heidelberg
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI
France
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
Address
University Plain
Norwich
Université de Liège
Belgium
Address
5,Avenue De Cointe
4000 Liège