Oceanography: Anthropogenic carbon and ocean pH

  title={Oceanography: Anthropogenic carbon and ocean pH},
  author={K. Caldeira and M. Wickett},
  • K. Caldeira, M. Wickett
  • Published 2003
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Most carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the burning of fossil fuels will eventually be absorbed by the ocean, with potentially adverse consequences for marine biota. Here we quantify the changes in ocean pH that may result from this continued release of CO2 and compare these with pH changes estimated from geological and historical records. We find that oceanic absorption of CO2 from fossil fuels may result in larger pH changes over the next several centuries than any… CONTINUE READING

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