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The Connections Between Ocean and Atmosphere

July 31, 2012

The Southern Ocean is a sponge for carbon dioxide. Here, Australian oceanographer and Southern Ocean specialist Steve Rintoul explains how the ocean absorbs CO2. A scientist at CSIRO and the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research centre, he was interviewed in January, 2012 aboard the Australian Government’s Antarctic re-supply vessel, Aurora Australis by PhD student Nick Roden.  credit:  CSIRO