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Global Climate Model

We use atmospheric records of many trace gases including carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, hydrogen and ozone to analyze the competing roles of ocean solubility, ocean productivity, fire, greening and soil respiration on the atmospheric carbon dioxide record.
We also use satellite and reanalysis data over both the land and the oceans to look for patterns of climate variability (i.e. ENSO and the Northern and Southern Annular Modes) that change terrestrial and oceanic carbon storage.

Relevant Papers:
  • Russell, J.L., & J.M. Wallace (2004), Annual carbon dioxide drawdown and the Northern Annular Mode, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 18, GB1012, doi:10.1029/2003GB002044. (pdf)

  • Russell, J.L., & A.G. Dickson (2003), Variability in oxygen and nutrients in South Pacific Antarctic Intermediate Water, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 17(2), 1033, doi:10.1029/2000GB001317. (pdf)

  • Russell, J.L., & J.M. Wallace, Modulation of atmospheric composition by the ENSO cycle: analysis of observations of a suite of trace gases using a simple 12-month running difference, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, submitted.

  • Russell, J.L., E. Shevliakova & S. Malyshev, Annual Carbon Dioxide Drawdown and the Northern Annular Mode as Simulated by LM3V, Global Biogechem. Cycles, in prep.
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