A sensitivity analysis of the impact of rain on regional and global sea-air fluxes of CO2 (dataset)
University of Exeter
Data sets calculated using the FluxEngine software to examine the sensitivity of global estimates of CO2 exchange between ocean and atmosphere to rainfall. These data contribute to the publication 'A sensitivity analysis of the impact of rain on regional and global sea-air fluxes of CO2', accepted for publication by PlosOne
This work was funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) Support to Science Element (STSE) through the OceanFlux Greenhouse Gases project (contract 4000104762/11/I-AM) and the OceanFlux Greenhouse Gases Evolution project (contract 4000112091/14/I-LG). http://due.esrin.esa.int/stse/
Directories containing the results from several different runs of the FluxEngine software (see Shutler et al 2015 http://www.oceanflux-ghg.org). These directories are named according o the parameterisation used to derive the results within. 'SOCAT' or 'takahashi' refers to the source of pCO2 climatology used in the software. 'Nonlinear raink' or 'raink' refer to the parameterisation used for estimating rain enhancement of gas transfer velocity (Harrison et al 2012 & Ho et al. 2004 respectively). 'wetdep' and 'wet deposition' refer to the direct deposition of carbon to the surface ocean by rain. 'reference' data sets do not include the effects of rain. Within the directories, results are in netCDF files within sub-directories for year and month. Net Fluxes and summary statistics have been calculated and are provided as text files. The names are again according to the parameterisation used to derive them. More details are in the associated paper References: Shutler JD, Land PE, Piolle J-F, Woolf DK, Goddijn-Murphy L, Paul F, et al. FluxEngine: A flexible processing system for calculating atmosphere-ocean carbon dioxide gas fluxes and climatologies. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. 2015; (Early release). doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00204.1. Harrison EL, Vernon F, Ho DT, Reid MR, Orton P, McGillis WR. Nonlinear interaction between rain- and wind-induced air-water gas exchange. Journal of Geophysical Research. 2012;117(C03034). doi: 10.1029/2011JC007693. Ho DT, Zappa CJ, McGillis WR, Bliven LF, Ward B, Dacey JWH, et al. Influence of rain on air-sea gas exchange: Lessons from a model ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research. 2004;109(C08S18). doi: 10.1029/2003JC001806.
The article associated with this dataset is available in ORE at http://hdl.handle.net/10871/22888