Dynamic patterns and ecological impacts of declining ocean pH in a high-resolution multi-year dataset.

  title={Dynamic patterns and ecological impacts of declining ocean pH in a high-resolution multi-year dataset.},
  author={J. Timothy Wootton and Catherine A Pfister and James D Forester},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={105 48},
Increasing global concentrations of atmospheric CO(2) are predicted to decrease ocean pH, with potentially severe impacts on marine food webs, but empirical data documenting ocean pH over time are limited. In a high-resolution dataset spanning 8 years, pH at a north-temperate coastal site declined with increasing atmospheric CO(2) levels and varied substantially in response to biological processes and physical conditions that fluctuate over multiple time scales. Applying a method to link… CONTINUE READING
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