project . 2015 - 2017 . Closed

CHOCOLATE

CHanges Of CO2 Levels during pAst and fuTure intErglacials
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 656625 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-ST Overall Budget: 185,076 EURFunder Contribution: 185,076 EUR
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    15 Oct 2015
    End Date
    14 Oct 2017
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Description
The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere depends on carbon cycle processes, i.e. sources and sinks of carbon. The future evolution of the carbon sinks is not well known, which inhibits robust quantification of future atmospheric CO2 concentration and the resulting climate change. Understanding warm past periods is essential to constrain climate models and accurately predict future changes. During the last million years, warmer periods, called interglacials, happened every ~100,000 years. CO2 levels measured in interglacials before the mid-Bruhnes event (MBE), a large climate shift taking place ~430,000 years ago, are lower than the CO2 in inte...
Description
The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere depends on carbon cycle processes, i.e. sources and sinks of carbon. The future evolution of the carbon sinks is not well known, which inhibits robust quantification of future atmospheric CO2 concentration and the resulting climate change. Understanding warm past periods is essential to constrain climate models and accurately predict future changes. During the last million years, warmer periods, called interglacials, happened every ~100,000 years. CO2 levels measured in interglacials before the mid-Bruhnes event (MBE), a large climate shift taking place ~430,000 years ago, are lower than the CO2 in inte...
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