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Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Clim. Past, 12, 2271-2295, 2016
http://www.clim-past.net/12/2271/2016/
doi:10.5194/cp-12-2271-2016
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22 Dec 2016
The simulated climate of the Last Glacial Maximum and insights into the global marine carbon cycle
Pearse J. Buchanan et al.

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We quantify the contributions of physical and biogeochemical changes in the ocean to enhancing ocean carbon storage at the Last Glacial Maximum. We find that simulated circulation and surface conditions cannot explain changes in carbon storage or other major biogeochemical fields that existed during the glacial climate. Key modifications to the functioning of the biological pump are therefore required to explain the glacial climate and improve model–proxy agreement for all fields.
We quantify the contributions of physical and biogeochemical changes in the ocean to enhancing...
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