Nature – Mathis et al. (2024): Enhanced CO2 uptake of the coastal ocean is dominated by biological carbon fixation

Moritz Mathis, Fabrice Lacroix, Stefan Hagemann, David Marcolino Nielsen, Tatiana Ilyina, Corinna Schrum IN: Nature Climate Change,

Observational reconstructions indicate a contemporary increase in coastal ocean CO2 uptake. However, the mechanisms and their relative importance in driving this globally intensifying absorption remain unclear. Here the authors integrate coastal carbon dynamics in a global model via regional grid refinement and enhanced process representation.