Box diffusion models of the global carbon cycle that use the air-fraction concept are analyzed and compared. The way in which the full air fractions depends on the parameters governing the box-diffusion models is analyzed. A unified box diffusion model, which allows for the upwelling of cold waters from deep in the ocean to the surface, their advection, and a bottom-water box, is assumed. The models are incorporated into the unified box-diffusion model in such a way that each of them describes the behavior in some particular range of variation of the parameters.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Transactions (Doklady) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Earth science sections.|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1996|