Latest Chemical oceanography Stories
A new study found that ocean acidification caused by climate change is stripping away the protective shell of tiny yet vital organisms that absorb huge amounts of carbon pollution from the atmosphere.
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine a world without fish. A new documentary on climate change and the oceans proposes just that. The film, A Sea Change, premieres at the DC Environmental Film Festival March 14.
The global travel logs of greenhouse gases are based on atmospheric sampling locations sprinkled over the Earth and short towers that measure the uptake or release of carbon from a small patch of forest. But those measurements don't agree with current computer models of how plants and soils behave.
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.
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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