publication . Other literature type . Article . 2007

Climate change feedbacks on future oceanic acidification

BEN I. MCNEIL; RICHARD J. MATEAR;
  • Published: 01 Apr 2007
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
Oceanic anthropogenic CO 2 uptake will decrease both the pH and the aragonite saturation state (Ω arag ) of seawater leading to an oceanic acidification. However, the factors controlling future changes in pH and Ω arag are independent and will respond differently to oceanic climate change feedbacks such as ocean warming, circulation and biological changes. We examine the sensitivity of these two CO 2 -related parameters to climate change feedbacks within a coupled atmosphere-ocean model. The ocean warming feedback was found to dominate the climate change responses in the surface ocean. Although surface pH is projected to decrease relatively uniformly by about 0....
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free text keywords: Atmospheric Science, Effects of global warming on oceans, Greenhouse gas, Oceanography, Carbon dioxide, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Climatology, Atmospheric sciences, Carbon cycle, Climate change, Global change, Climate change feedback, Seawater
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2007

Climate change feedbacks on future oceanic acidification

BEN I. MCNEIL; RICHARD J. MATEAR;