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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-6285-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-6285-2023
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09 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 09 Jun 2023

Uncertainty in parameterized convection remains a key obstacle for estimating surface fluxes of carbon dioxide

Andrew E. Schuh and Andrew R. Jacobson

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A comparison of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations resulting from two different atmospheric transport models showed large differences in predicted concentrations with significant space–time correlations. The vertical mixing of long-lived trace gases by convection was determined to be the main driver of these differences. The resulting uncertainty was deemed significant to the application of using atmospheric gradients of carbon dioxide to estimate surface fluxes of carbon dioxide.
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