Impact of Anthropogenic CO2 on the CaCO3 System in the Oceans

  title={Impact of Anthropogenic CO2 on the CaCO3 System in the Oceans},
  author={R. Feely and C. L. Sabine and K. Lee and W. Berelson and Joanie Kleypas and V. Fabry and F. Millero},
  pages={362 - 366}
  • R. Feely, C. L. Sabine, +4 authors F. Millero
  • Published 2004
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations over the past two centuries have led to greater CO2 uptake by the oceans. This acidification process has changed the saturation state ofthe oceans with respect to calcium carbonate (CaCO3) particles. Here we estimate the in situ CaCO3 dissolution rates for the global oceans from total alkalinity and chlorofluorocarbon data, and we also discuss the future impacts of anthropogenic CO2 on CaCO3 shell–forming species. CaCO3 dissolution rates… CONTINUE READING

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