Southern Ocean CO2 Sink - Variability and Long Term Trends

  • Ann R Stavert (Examiner)

Activity: Examination typesExternal Examination and Supervision


This project examined the magnitude and variability (spatial, seasonal and temporal) of the Southern ocean CO2 sink by combining high precision in situ atmospheric measurements with inverse modelling. Key to this was the development of a common calibration scale between new and established monitoring sites. This was a collaboration between Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia (CSIRO), Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, France (LSCE) and National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, NZ (NIWA). It relied on the support of the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and the Australian Bureau of Meterology (BoM) and utilised data collected as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA (NOAA) flask network.
Examination held at
  • CSIRO Ocean and Atmosphere