The overarching goal of PROCUP is to investigate the predictability of the oceanic carbon uptake with a special emphasis on the underlying mechanisms.
We will work with the MPI-ESM decadal prediction system with the emphasis on its ocean biogeochemical component HAMOCC.
PROCUP identifies the following 3 main tasks:
The predictability of the oceanic carbon uptake.
The variability and predictablity of the oceanic carbon uptake reveal significant regional charateristics. Based on the state of ocean physical variables’ predictability, region such as the North Atlantic is identified for in-depth investigation. We find that the predictive skill of oceanic carbon uptake in the North Atlantic western subpolar gyre is up to 4-7 years.