The US CLIVAR/OCB Ocean Carbon Uptake Working Group formed in 2012 in order to identify common metrics of physical ocean/climate forcing (primarily wind strength, mixed-layer stratification, and ocean mixing), compare metrics in the various models and in the observations for the North Atlantic and the Tropical Pacific, and coordinate model evaluation of the climatic influence on CO2 uptake at different time scales. The WG concluded their activities in 2015.
Ocean Carbon WG scientific objectives
- Foster and promote collaboration between members of the US CLIVAR and OCB communities and between modelers and theoreticians within each community.
- Advance our understanding of the processes responsible for the oceanic carbon uptake and their representation in climate models.
|Annalisa Bracco, co-chair||Georgia Tech University|
|Curtis Deutsch, co-chair||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Taka Ito, co-chair||Georgia Tech University|
|Scott Doney||Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute|
|Markus Jochum||University of Copenhagen|
|Nicole Lovenduski||University of Colorado|
|Damon Matthews||Concordia University, Canada|
|Galen McKinley||University of Wisconsin|
|Ralph Milliff||Colorado Research Associates|
|Jaime Palter||McGill University, Canada|
|Shang-Ping Xie||University of California, San Diego/SIO|