The role of calcification in carbonate compensation

@article{Boudreau2018TheRO,
  title={The role of calcification in carbonate compensation},
  author={Bernard P. Boudreau and Jack J. Middelburg and Yiming Luo},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  year={2018},
  volume={11},
  pages={894-900}
}
The long-term recovery of the oceans from present and past acidification is possible due to neutralization by the dissolution of biogenic CaCO3 in bottom sediments, that is, carbonate compensation. However, such chemical compensation is unable to account for all features of past acidification events, such as the enhanced accumulation of CaCO3 at deeper depths after acidification. This overdeepening of CaCO3 accumulation led to the idea that an increased supply of alkalinity to the oceans, via… 

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