Extreme low-oxygen Eddies in the Atlantic produce Greenhouse Gases: International research team discovers previously unknown processes in the Atlantic

07 July 2017 / Kiel. In 2014, an international research team led by the Kiel Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel was able to investigate in detail eddies in the Atlantic Ocean which were characterized by extremely low oxygen concentrations. The interdisciplinary analysis of the data and samples has revealed processes which were not previously known to occur in the Atlantic. This also includes the natural production of considerable amounts of greenhouse gases, as the team has now published in the international scientific journal Scientific Reports.

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