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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
ProjectInternational Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP II)
Time period1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31

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Citations220162016Publications citing this data set
Downloads8152011-08-142017-05-211962 total files downloaded


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 documentation


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.

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

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Data set has 14 companion files.

  • 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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