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Title: Atmospheric carbonyl sulfide sources from anthropogenic activity: Implications for carbon cycle constraints

Abstract

Carbonyl sulfide (COS) has recently emerged as an atmospheric tracer of gross primary production. All modeling studies of COS air-monitoring data rely on a climatological anthropogenic inventory that does not reflect present conditions or support interpretation of ice core and firn trends. Here we develop a global anthropogenic inventory for the years 1850 to 2013 based on new emission measurements and material-specific data. By applying methods from a recent regional inventory to global data, we find that the anthropogenic source is similar in magnitude to the plant sink, confounding carbon cycle applications. However, a material-specific approach results in a current anthropogenic source that is only one-third of plant uptake and is concentrated in Asia, supporting carbon cycle applications of global air-monitoring data. Furthermore, the source alone cannot explain the century-scale mixing ratio growth, which suggests that ice and firn data may provide the first global history of gross primary production.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1182865
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-107980
KP1703020
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Geophysical Research Letters, 42(8):3004-3010
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Geophysical Research Letters, 42(8):3004-3010
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Campbell, Elliott, Whelan, Mary, Seibt, U., Smith, Steven J., Berry, Joe, and Hilton, Timothy W. Atmospheric carbonyl sulfide sources from anthropogenic activity: Implications for carbon cycle constraints. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1002/2015GL063445.
Campbell, Elliott, Whelan, Mary, Seibt, U., Smith, Steven J., Berry, Joe, & Hilton, Timothy W. Atmospheric carbonyl sulfide sources from anthropogenic activity: Implications for carbon cycle constraints. United States. doi:10.1002/2015GL063445.
Campbell, Elliott, Whelan, Mary, Seibt, U., Smith, Steven J., Berry, Joe, and Hilton, Timothy W. Tue . "Atmospheric carbonyl sulfide sources from anthropogenic activity: Implications for carbon cycle constraints". United States. doi:10.1002/2015GL063445.
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abstractNote = {Carbonyl sulfide (COS) has recently emerged as an atmospheric tracer of gross primary production. All modeling studies of COS air-monitoring data rely on a climatological anthropogenic inventory that does not reflect present conditions or support interpretation of ice core and firn trends. Here we develop a global anthropogenic inventory for the years 1850 to 2013 based on new emission measurements and material-specific data. By applying methods from a recent regional inventory to global data, we find that the anthropogenic source is similar in magnitude to the plant sink, confounding carbon cycle applications. However, a material-specific approach results in a current anthropogenic source that is only one-third of plant uptake and is concentrated in Asia, supporting carbon cycle applications of global air-monitoring data. Furthermore, the source alone cannot explain the century-scale mixing ratio growth, which suggests that ice and firn data may provide the first global history of gross primary production.},
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