The Growing Human Footprint on Coastal and Open-Ocean Biogeochemistry

  title={The Growing Human Footprint on Coastal and Open-Ocean Biogeochemistry},
  author={Scott C. Doney},
  pages={1512 - 1516}
  • S. Doney
  • Published 18 June 2010
  • Environmental Science
  • Science
Climate change, rising atmospheric carbon dioxide, excess nutrient inputs, and pollution in its many forms are fundamentally altering the chemistry of the ocean, often on a global scale and, in some cases, at rates greatly exceeding those in the historical and recent geological record. Major observed trends include a shift in the acid-base chemistry of seawater, reduced subsurface oxygen both in near-shore coastal water and in the open ocean, rising coastal nitrogen levels, and widespread… 

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