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ISLSCP II Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Consumption by Continental Erosion

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Data setISLSCP II Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Consumption by Continental Erosion
Release date2011-07-01
ProjectISLSCP Initiative II (ISLSCP II)
Time Period1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31


The Continental Atmospheric CO2 Consumption data set represents gridded estimates for the riverine export of carbon and of sediments based on empirical models. All data exist for the overall continental area in a spatial resolution of 0.5 x 0.5 degree longitude/ latitude. The units are tC/km2/yr for all carbon species, and t/km2/yr for sediment fluxes. There are two data files (*.zip) with this data set which describe the following: dissolved organic carbon (DOC) export, particulate organic carbon (POC) export, bicarbonate export, export of bicarbonate being of atmospheric origin (also called atmospheric CO2 consumption by rock weathering), and sediment export.


Data set reference document


Ludwig, W., P. Amiotte-Suchet, J.L. Probst. 2011. ISLSCP II Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Consumption by Continental Erosion. In Hall, Forrest G., G. Collatz, B. Meeson, S. Los, E. Brown de Colstoun, and D. Landis (eds.). ISLSCP Initiative II Collection. Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1019
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ISLSCP Initiative II (ISLSCP II): The International Satellite Land-Surface Climatology Project

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Companion Files

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  • cont_flux_poc_hd.gif
  • 0_atmos_co2_erosion_readme.txt
  • ocean_flux_doc_hd.gif
  • cont_flux_hco3_hd.gif
  • atmos_co2_by_erosion_xdeg.pdf
  • ocean_flux_hco3_hd.gif
  • cont_flux_tss_hd.gif
  • cont_flux_co2rw_hd.gif
  • ocean_flux_co2rw_hd.gif
  • 1_atmos_co2_by_erosion_doc.pdf
  • ocean_flux_tss_hd.gif
  • ocean_flux_poc_hd.gif
  • flow_dir.gif
  • cont_flux_doc_hd.gif

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates 677.0 KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31 177.8 KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31

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