Global Carbon Budget 2018 just published

6. Dezember 2018
The yearly assessment of the global carbon budget is not only relevant to unravel the global carbon cycle but also to underpin climate policies and to predict future climate development. The budget components such as fossil CO2 emissions, atmospheric CO2 concentrations, the ocean and terrestrial sinks as well as imbalances have just been released in the open access journal Earth System Science Data (see below, Le Quéré et al., 2018).

Sönke Zaehle and Christian Rödenbeck, both scientists from Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany, have contributed with improving dynamic global vegetation models and assessing the ocean CO2 exchange from data.

The Global Carbon Project is a large international research project and part of the Future Earth initiative on global sustainability. It strives to develop a comprehensive picture of the global carbon cycle, making available up-to-date estimations of global CO2 emissions and sinks as well as information on the state of the climate system by taking into account both its biophysical and anthropogenic dimensions.

The primary reference for Carbon Budget 2018 is:

Global Carbon Budget 2018, by Corinne Le Quéré, Robbie M. Andrew, Pierre Friedlingstein, Stephen Sitch, Judith Hauck, Julia Pongratz, Penelope A. Pickers, Jan Ivar Korsbakken, Glen P. Peters, Josep G. Canadell, Almut Arneth, Vivek K. Arora, Leticia Barbero, Ana Bastos, Laurent Bopp, Frédéric Chevallier, Louise P. Chini, Philippe Ciais, Scott C. Doney, Thanos Gkritzalis, Daniel S. Goll, Ian Harris, Vanessa Haverd, Forrest M. Hoffman, Mario Hoppema, Richard A. Houghton, George Hurtt, Tatiana Ilyina, Atul K. Jain, Truls Johannessen, Chris D. Jones, Etsushi Kato, Ralph F. Keeling, Kees Klein Goldewijk, Peter Landschützer, Nathalie Lefèvre, Sebastian Lienert, Zhu Liu, Danica Lombardozzi, Nicolas Metzl, David R. Munro, Julia E. M. S. Nabel, Shin-ichiro Nakaoka, Craig Neill, Are Olsen, Tsueno Ono, Prabir Patra, Anna Peregon, Wouter Peters, Philippe Peylin, Benjamin Pfeil, Denis Pierrot, Benjamin Poulter, Gregor Rehder, Laure Resplandy, Eddy Robertson, Matthias Rocher, Christian Rödenbeck, Ute Schuster, Jörg Schwinger, Roland Séférian, Ingunn Skjelvan, Tobias Steinhoff, Adrienne Sutton, Pieter P. Tans, Hanqin Tian, Bronte Tilbrook, Francesco N. Tubiello, Ingrid T. van der Laan-Luijkx, Guido R. van der Werf, Nicolas Viovy, Anthony P. Walker, Andrew J. Wiltshire, Rebecca Wright, Sönke Zaehle, and Bo Zheng (2018)
Earth System Science Data, 10, 1-54, 2018, DOI: 10.5194/essd-10-2141-2018.

Contact at MPI for Biogeochemistry
Dr. Sönke Zaehle
MPI for Biogeochemistry
07745 Jena, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)3641-57 6230
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