Climate-Forced Variability of Ocean Hypoxia

@article{Deutsch2011ClimateForcedVO,
  title={Climate-Forced Variability of Ocean Hypoxia},
  author={C. Deutsch and H. Brix and Takamitsu Ito and H. Frenzel and L. Thompson},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={333},
  pages={336 - 339}
}
The spatial extent of ocean hypoxic zones, which are uninhabitable by many marine organisms, is very sensitive to dioxygen content. Oxygen (O2) is a critical constraint on marine ecosystems. As oceanic O2 falls to hypoxic concentrations, habitability for aerobic organisms decreases rapidly. We show that the spatial extent of hypoxia is highly sensitive to small changes in the ocean’s O2 content, with maximum responses at suboxic concentrations where anaerobic metabolisms predominate. In model… Expand

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