Latest Chemical oceanography Stories
Proposed new international 'equation of state' employs absolute over practical salinity to redefine thermodynamic equation of seawater after 30 years.
The oceans of the world act as a shock absorber for the effects of climate change - absorbing a sizeable amount of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, according to a New York Times report.
Danish scientists are warning that uncontrolled global warming might significantly expand the ocean's dead zones, seriously affecting fish and shellfish. Dead zones are low-oxygen areas in the ocean where higher life forms such as fish, crabs and clams are not able to live, the University of Copenhagen researchers said.
A team of Danish researchers have now shown that unchecked global warming would lead to a dramatic expansion of low-oxygen areas zones in the global ocean by a factor of 10 or more.
Lately, every drought, flood or hurricane which happens on the planet is connected with climatic change, and therefore the interest of society and scientists is getting to know this phenomenon better.
Considered pollutants in the West, discharges help to feed millions in Egypt.
An international team of scientists has solved a mystery that has puzzled marine chemists for decades. They have discovered that fish contribute a significant fraction of the oceans' calcium carbonate production, which affects the delicate pH balance of seawater.
Scientists have learned that fish poop may be beneficial to maintaining the delicate balance of the Earthâ€™s oceans.
Concern about increasing ocean acidification has often focused on its potential effects on coral reefs, but broader disruptions of biological processes in the oceans may be more significant.
Researchers have discovered that the ocean's chemical makeup is less stable and more greatly affected by climate change than previously believed.
Ocean acidification is the name that was given to the ongoing decrease in the pH of Earth’s oceans, a cause of the uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. About 30 to 40 percent of the carbon dioxide that is released by humans into the atmosphere dissolves into the lakes, oceans, and rivers. To maintain the chemical equilibrium, some of it reacts with the water to create carbonic acid. Some of these extra carbonic acid molecules react with a water molecule to provide a...
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