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Ocean Acidification

Jean-Pierre Gattuso and Lina Hansson

Abstract

The ocean helps moderate climate change thanks to its considerable capacity to store CO2, through the combined actions of ocean physics, chemistry, and biology. This storage capacity limits the amount of human-released CO2 remaining in the atmosphere. As CO2 reacts with seawater, it generates dramatic changes in carbonate chemistry, including decreases in pH and carbonate ions and an increase in bicarbonate ions. The consequences of this overall process, known as "ocean acidification", are raising concerns for the biological, ecological, and biogeochemical health of the world's oceans, as well ... More

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199591091
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199591091.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean-Pierre Gattuso, editor

Lina Hansson, editor

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