Evidence for Upwelling of Corrosive "Acidified" Water onto the Continental Shelf

@article{Feely2008EvidenceFU,
  title={Evidence for Upwelling of Corrosive "Acidified" Water onto the Continental Shelf},
  author={R. Feely and C. Sabine and J. M. Hernandez-Ayon and D. Ianson and B. Hales},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={320},
  pages={1490 - 1492}
}
  • R. Feely, C. Sabine, +2 authors B. Hales
  • Published 2008
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • The absorption of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) into the ocean lowers the pH of the waters. This so-called ocean acidification could have important consequences for marine ecosystems. To better understand the extent of this ocean acidification in coastal waters, we conducted hydrographic surveys along the continental shelf of western North America from central Canada to northern Mexico. We observed seawater that is undersaturated with respect to aragonite upwelling onto large portions of the… CONTINUE READING
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