In a unique collaboration researchers from around the globe have studied data from seven time-series and found that despite the varying geographic locations, each of the time-series sites exhibited similar changes in ocean chemistry due to anthropogenic CO2, confirming what many scientists have believed for years: ocean acidification is indeed changing ocean chemistry.
Part of BIOS’s year long Ocean Academy, HSBC Explorer offers students and teachers an opportunity to learn about local issues through a variety of hands-on lessons and activities.
Amy Gobel, an undergraduate student in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University working in the Environmental Quality Program lab with Dr. Andrew Peters, investigates how marine aerosols contribute to Nr deposition to the ocean downwind of North America.
Hans Christian Steen-Larsen, researcher at Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement in Paris, in his quest to trace air masses and understand what controls the uptake of moisture, has traveled to Iceland, Greenland, throughout Europe and—most recently—to Bermuda.
Research shows that reefs are able to counteract the trend toward acidity through their own biochemistry, but at a cost.