Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2537–2553, 2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2537–2553, 2020

Review article 21 Oct 2020

Review article | 21 Oct 2020

A uniform pCO2 climatology combining open and coastal oceans

Peter Landschützer et al.

Data sets

A combined global ocean pCO2 climatology combining open ocean and coastal areas Peter Landschützer, Goulven Laruelle, Alizee Roobaert, and Pierre Regnier

An observation-based global monthly gridded sea surface pCO2 product from 1982 onward and its monthly climatology (NCEI Accession 0160558) Peter Landschützer, Nicolas Gruber, and Dorothee C. E. Bakker

Short summary
In recent years, multiple estimates of the global air–sea CO2 flux emerged from upscaling shipboard pCO2 measurements. They are however limited to the open-ocean domain and do not consider the coastal ocean, i.e. a significant marine sink for CO2. We build towards an integrated pCO2 product that combines both the open-ocean and coastal-ocean domain and focus on the evaluation of the common overlap area of these products and how well the aquatic continuum is represented in the new climatology.