Ocean acidification : a critical emerging problem for the ocean sciences


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dc.contributor.author Doney, Scott C.
dc.contributor.author Balch, William M.
dc.contributor.author Fabry, Victoria J.
dc.contributor.author Feely, Richard A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-25T19:18:41Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-25T19:18:41Z
dc.date.issued 2009-12
dc.identifier.citation Oceanography 22 no. 4 (2009): 16-25 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/3181
dc.description Author Posting. © Oceanography Society, 2009. This article is posted here by permission of Oceanography Society for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Oceanography 22 no. 4 (2009): 16-25. en_US
dc.description.abstract Over a period of less than a decade, ocean acidification—the change in seawater chemistry due to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and subsequent impacts on marine life—has become one of the most critical and pressing issues facing the ocean research community and marine resource managers alike. The objective of this special issue of Oceanography is to provide an overview of the current scientific understanding of ocean acidification as well as to indicate the substantial gaps in our present knowledge. Papers in the special issue discuss the past, current, and future trends in seawater chemistry; highlight potential vulnerabilities to marine species, ecosystems, and marine resources to elevated CO2; and outline a roadmap toward future research directions. In this introductory article, we present a brief introduction on ocean acidification and some historical context for how it emerged so quickly and recently as a key research topic. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship We thank the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for research support on ocean acidification. We specifically acknowledge grants supporting the OCB Project Office (NSF OCE-0622984, NSF OCE-0927287, and NASA NNX08AX01G). Richard A. Feely was supported by the NOAA Climate Program under the Office of Climate Observations (Grant No. GC04-314 and the Global Carbon Cycle Program (Grant No. GC05-288). en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Oceanography Society en_US
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.93
dc.title Ocean acidification : a critical emerging problem for the ocean sciences en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.5670/oceanog.2009.93

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