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Latest Chemical oceanography Stories

Sea-Level Rise Will Continue To Fuel Destructive Coastal Flooding
2013-12-05 10:26:23

Two new review studies published in the journal Nature reveal how a changing climate will impact coastal habitat, including the destructive forces of coastal flooding due to rising sea levels.

Anxiety In Fish Caused By Rising Ocean Acidification
2013-12-04 19:35:14

A new research study combining marine physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and behavioral psychology has revealed a surprising outcome from increases of carbon dioxide uptake in the oceans: anxious fish.

Ocean Acidity Having Major Impact On Arctic Food Web Species
2013-12-03 06:27:12

Tiny crustaceans, known as copepods, live just beneath the surface of the ocean. A research expedition to the Arctic, part of the Caitlin Arctic Survey, found that these tiny animals are more likely to battle for survival if ocean acidity continues to rise.

New Generation Of Micro Sensors Developed For Monitoring Ocean Acidification
2013-11-13 14:14:45

The first step in developing a cost-effective micro sensor for long-term monitoring of ocean acidification has been achieved by a team of scientists and engineers.

Feast And Famine For Animals Living On The Abyssal Plain
2013-11-12 11:57:06

Animals living on the abyssal plains, miles below the ocean surface, don’t usually get much to eat.

Toxic Ocean Conditions During Ancient Extinction Event Analyzed
2013-10-30 04:24:55

Toxic oxygen-free and hydrogen sulfide-rich ocean conditions that existed during a major extinction event nearly 94 million years ago could repeat themselves in the future.

Receding Ice Exposes Seawater To Carbon Dioxide, Driving Ocean Acidification In The Arctic Ocean
2013-09-13 12:12:21

Acidification of the Arctic Ocean is occurring faster than projected according to new findings published in the journal PLoS One.

X Prize For Measuring Ocean Health
2013-09-10 11:15:29

The X Prize Foundation has announced a $2-million competition to kick-start technology innovations to more accurately measuring the health of the oceans.

Carbon-sequestering Ocean Plants May Handle Climate Changes Over The Long Run
2013-08-26 14:33:35

A year-long experiment on tiny ocean organisms called coccolithophores suggests that the single-celled algae may still be able to grow their calcified shells even as oceans grow warmer and more acidic in Earth's near future.


Latest Chemical oceanography Reference Libraries

Ocean Acidification
2013-04-01 10:32:20

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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