publication . Thesis . 2016

The causes of alkalinity variations in the global surface ocean

Fry, Claudia Helen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2016
  • Publisher: University of Southampton
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Human activities have caused the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) to increase by 120 ppmv from pre-industrial times to 2014. The ocean takes up approximately a quarter of the anthropogenic CO2, causing ocean acidification (OA). Therefore it is necessary to study the ocean carbonate system, including alkalinity, to quantify the flux of CO2 into the ocean and understand OA. Since the 1970s, carbonate system measurements have been undertaken which can be analyzed to quantify the causes of alkalinity variation in the surface ocean. A tracer of the oceanic calcium carbonate cycle (Alk*) was created by<br/>removing alkalinity variation caused by other...
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