Can ocean iron fertilization mitigate ocean acidification?

  title={Can ocean iron fertilization mitigate ocean acidification?},
  author={L. Cao and K. Caldeira},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  • L. Cao, K. Caldeira
  • Published 2010
  • Economics
  • Climatic Change
  • Ocean iron fertilization has been proposed as a method to mitigate anthropogenic climate change, and there is continued commercial interest in using iron fertilization to generate carbon credits. It has been further speculated that ocean iron fertilization could help mitigate ocean acidification. Here, using a global ocean carbon cycle model, we performed idealized ocean iron fertilization simulations to place an upper bound on the effect of iron fertilization on atmospheric CO2 and ocean… CONTINUE READING
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