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Title: High resolution modeling of direct ocean carbon sequestration

Abstract

This work has followed two themes: (1) Developing and using the adjoint of the MIT ocean biogeochemistry model to examine the efficiency of carbon sequestration in a global configuration. We have demonstrated the power of the adjoint method for systematic ocean model sensitivity studies. We have shown that the relative efficiency of carbon sequestration in the Atlantic and Pacific basins changes with the period of interest. For decadal to centennial scales, the Pacific is more efficient. On longer timescales the Atlantic is more efficient . (2) We have developed and applied a high-resolution, North Atlantic circulation and tracer model to investigate the role of the mesoscale in controlling sequestration efficiency. We show that the mesoscale eddy field, and its explicit representation, significantly affects the estimated sequestration efficiency for local sources on the Eastern US seaboard.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
823002
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-00ER63017
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 22 Apr 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; BIOGEOCHEMISTRY; CARBON SEQUESTRATION; CONFIGURATION; EFFICIENCY; RESOLUTION; SENSITIVITY; SIMULATION; OCEAN; MODELING

Citation Formats

Follows, Michael, and Marshall, John. High resolution modeling of direct ocean carbon sequestration. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/823002.
Follows, Michael, & Marshall, John. High resolution modeling of direct ocean carbon sequestration. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/823002
Follows, Michael, and Marshall, John. Thu . "High resolution modeling of direct ocean carbon sequestration". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/823002. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/823002.
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title = {High resolution modeling of direct ocean carbon sequestration},
author = {Follows, Michael and Marshall, John},
abstractNote = {This work has followed two themes: (1) Developing and using the adjoint of the MIT ocean biogeochemistry model to examine the efficiency of carbon sequestration in a global configuration. We have demonstrated the power of the adjoint method for systematic ocean model sensitivity studies. We have shown that the relative efficiency of carbon sequestration in the Atlantic and Pacific basins changes with the period of interest. For decadal to centennial scales, the Pacific is more efficient. On longer timescales the Atlantic is more efficient . (2) We have developed and applied a high-resolution, North Atlantic circulation and tracer model to investigate the role of the mesoscale in controlling sequestration efficiency. We show that the mesoscale eddy field, and its explicit representation, significantly affects the estimated sequestration efficiency for local sources on the Eastern US seaboard.},
doi = {10.2172/823002},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/823002}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2004},
month = {4}
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