Glacial-Interglacial Variability in Atmospheric CO2

  1. Corinne Le Quéré and
  2. Eric S. Saltzman
  1. Karen E. Kohfeld1 and
  2. Andy Ridgwell2

Published Online: 20 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2008GM000845

Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Processes

Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Processes

How to Cite

Kohfeld, K. E. and Ridgwell, A. (2009) Glacial-Interglacial Variability in Atmospheric CO2 , in Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Processes (eds C. L. Quéré and E. S. Saltzman), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2008GM000845

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

  2. 2

    Bristol Research Initiative for the Dynamic Global Environment, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904771

Online ISBN: 9781118670330



  • Ocean-atmosphere interaction;
  • Atmospheric chemistry;
  • Climatic changes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Using the Past to Constrain the Future

  • The Glacial-Interglacial CO2 Problem

  • How It Works: A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Marine Carbon Cycle

  • Help From Ocean Muds: Paleoceanographic Proxies

  • What Caused the 70- to 90-ppm Glacial-to -Interglacial Change in Atmospheric CO2?

  • Summary and Outlook