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Title: Global soil consumption of atmospheric carbon monoxide: an analysis using a process-based biogeochemistry model

Abstract

Carbon monoxide (CO) plays an important role in controlling the oxidizing capacity of the atmosphere by reacting with OH radicals that affect atmospheric methane (CH 4) dynamics. We develop a process-based biogeochemistry model to quantify the CO exchange between soils and the atmosphere with a 5min internal time step at the global scale. The model is parameterized using the CO flux data from the field and laboratory experiments for 11 representative ecosystem types. The model is then extrapolated to global terrestrial ecosystems using monthly climate forcing data. Global soil gross consumption, gross production, and net flux of the atmospheric CO are estimated to be from -197 to -180, 34 to 36, and -163 to -145TgCOyr -1 (1Tg = 10 12g), respectively, when the model is driven with satellite-based atmospheric CO concentration data during 2000–2013. Tropical evergreen forest, savanna and deciduous forest areas are the largest sinks at 123TgCOyr -1. The soil CO gross consumption is sensitive to air temperature and atmospheric CO concentration, while the gross production is sensitive to soil organic carbon (SOC) stock and air temperature. By assuming that the spatially distributed atmospheric CO concentrations (~128ppbv) are not changing over time, the global mean CO net deposition velocitymore » is estimated to be 0.16–0.19mms -1 during the 20th century. Under the future climate scenarios, the CO deposition velocity will increase at a rate of 0.0002–0.0013mms -1yr -1 during 2014–2100, reaching 0.20–0.30mms -1 by the end of the 21st century, primarily due to the increasing temperature. Areas near the Equator, the eastern US, Europe and eastern Asia will be the largest sinks due to optimum soil moisture and high temperature. The annual global soil net flux of atmospheric CO is primarily controlled by air temperature, soil temperature, SOC and atmospheric CO concentrations, while its monthly variation is mainly determined by air temperature, precipitation, soil temperature and soil moisture.« less

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 [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [4]; ORCiD logo [5]
  1. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States)
  2. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States); Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)
  4. Univ. of Bremen, Bremen (Germany)
  5. Univ. of Helsinki, Helsinki (Finland)
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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1461168
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 11; Related Information: © 2018 Author(s).; Journal ID: ISSN 1680-7324
Publisher:
European Geosciences Union
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

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Liu, Licheng, Zhuang, Qianlai, Zhu, Qing, Liu, Shaoqing, van Asperen, Hella, and Pihlatie, Mari. Global soil consumption of atmospheric carbon monoxide: an analysis using a process-based biogeochemistry model. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.5194/acp-18-7913-2018.
Liu, Licheng, Zhuang, Qianlai, Zhu, Qing, Liu, Shaoqing, van Asperen, Hella, & Pihlatie, Mari. Global soil consumption of atmospheric carbon monoxide: an analysis using a process-based biogeochemistry model. United States. doi:10.5194/acp-18-7913-2018.
Liu, Licheng, Zhuang, Qianlai, Zhu, Qing, Liu, Shaoqing, van Asperen, Hella, and Pihlatie, Mari. Wed . "Global soil consumption of atmospheric carbon monoxide: an analysis using a process-based biogeochemistry model". United States. doi:10.5194/acp-18-7913-2018. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1461168.
@article{osti_1461168,
title = {Global soil consumption of atmospheric carbon monoxide: an analysis using a process-based biogeochemistry model},
author = {Liu, Licheng and Zhuang, Qianlai and Zhu, Qing and Liu, Shaoqing and van Asperen, Hella and Pihlatie, Mari},
abstractNote = {Carbon monoxide (CO) plays an important role in controlling the oxidizing capacity of the atmosphere by reacting with OH radicals that affect atmospheric methane (CH4) dynamics. We develop a process-based biogeochemistry model to quantify the CO exchange between soils and the atmosphere with a 5min internal time step at the global scale. The model is parameterized using the CO flux data from the field and laboratory experiments for 11 representative ecosystem types. The model is then extrapolated to global terrestrial ecosystems using monthly climate forcing data. Global soil gross consumption, gross production, and net flux of the atmospheric CO are estimated to be from -197 to -180, 34 to 36, and -163 to -145TgCOyr-1 (1Tg = 1012g), respectively, when the model is driven with satellite-based atmospheric CO concentration data during 2000–2013. Tropical evergreen forest, savanna and deciduous forest areas are the largest sinks at 123TgCOyr-1. The soil CO gross consumption is sensitive to air temperature and atmospheric CO concentration, while the gross production is sensitive to soil organic carbon (SOC) stock and air temperature. By assuming that the spatially distributed atmospheric CO concentrations (~128ppbv) are not changing over time, the global mean CO net deposition velocity is estimated to be 0.16–0.19mms-1 during the 20th century. Under the future climate scenarios, the CO deposition velocity will increase at a rate of 0.0002–0.0013mms-1yr-1 during 2014–2100, reaching 0.20–0.30mms-1 by the end of the 21st century, primarily due to the increasing temperature. Areas near the Equator, the eastern US, Europe and eastern Asia will be the largest sinks due to optimum soil moisture and high temperature. The annual global soil net flux of atmospheric CO is primarily controlled by air temperature, soil temperature, SOC and atmospheric CO concentrations, while its monthly variation is mainly determined by air temperature, precipitation, soil temperature and soil moisture.},
doi = {10.5194/acp-18-7913-2018},
journal = {Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (Online)},
number = 11,
volume = 18,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}

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