Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2537–2553, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2537-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2537–2553, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2537-2020

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 https://doi.org/10.25921/qb25-f418

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 https://doi.org/10.7289/V5Z899N6

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.