Carbon dioxide and the ocean

VIRGINIA KEY, FLA. (February 28, 2007) -- The buildup of greenhouse gases in Earths atmosphere and oceans continues to provoke changes in the natural environment that scientists have been working to measure for decades. Global increases in temperature are just one facet of a much larger issue that scientists at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are dedicated to uncovering. "The Marine Inorganic Carbon Cycle," a paper recently published in the journal Chemical Reviews, attempts to quantify over 60 years of research, reviewing a vast array of science that brings into question the Earths natural ability to rebound from the increase in inorganic carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and oceans.

Dr. Frank Millero, professor of marine and atmospheric chemistry at the Rosenstiel School and author of the study, has compiled a complete review of the carbon dioxide system ranging from the potential outcomes of the increase in dissolved inorganic carbon dioxide in the oceans, to the increase in hurricane intensity scientists feel may occur over the next hundred years. The paper aims to consolidate research that has addressed how carbon dioxide emissions since the industrial revolution have dramatically changed natural patterns in atmospheric and oceanic ecosystems.

"This paper is really a broad look at where scientific research is going in the future and where we need to invest more time and energy," Millero said. "With oceanic and atmospheric carbon dioxide being the highest it has ever been in over 600,000 years, scientists are going to be looking at a lot of damage to natural food webs, coral dissolution, and widespread species extinction in the future."

Carbon dioxide, the gas most responsible for the Earths increase in average global temperature, and most associated with anthropogenic disturbances, will affect natures ability to sustain life both above and below the waves. Millero points out that the gradual acidification

Contact: Ivy Kupec
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Tough tubes -- Carbon nanotubes endure heavy wear and tear
2. Carbon monoxide protects mice from multiple sclerosis
3. Carbon monoxide protects lung cells against oxygen-induced damage
4. On the cutting edge: Carbon nanotube cutlery
5. Carbon capture, water filtration, other boreal forest ecoservices worth estimated $250 billion/year
6. Carbon monoxide may help prevent debilitating pregnancy condition
7. Carbon cycle was already disrupted millions of years ago
8. Carbon monoxide inhibitor controls traumatic bleeding, Tulane University researchers show
9. Carbon nanotube absorption measured in worms, cancer cells
10. Carbon nanotubes that detect disease-causing mutations developed by Pitt researcher
11. Carbon nanoparticles stimulate blood clotting, researchers report

Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/12/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zg9h9r/biometrics ) has ... "Biometrics: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015-2021" ... --> The study is designed to ... Research represents a selection from the mountains of data ... with selections made by the most senior analysts. Commentary ...
(Date:10/8/2015)... Oct. 8, 2015 Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... solutions, announced today that it will report financial ... on Thursday, October 22, 2015, after the close ... conference call for analysts and investors at 2:00 ... may discuss forward-looking information.    http://investor.shareholder.com/synaptics/ ...
(Date:10/6/2015)... Track Group, Inc. (OTCQX: TRCK), a global ... a contract with the Virginia Department of Corrections to ... sentences under the Department,s oversight. Derek Cassell ... with the Virginia DOC will expand our footprint in ... position as a trusted leader in offender electronic monitoring ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/9/2015)... ... 09, 2015 , ... From blood to food to medicine, ... from their surroundings for research, diagnostics, and cell therapy—also known as cell sorting—can ... Arbor-based startup Akadeum Life Sciences is developing a radically new product ...
(Date:10/8/2015)... 8, 2015   Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: ... the appointment of Joseph L. Vaillancourt as ... Nir Nimrodi who continues in his role as ... endeavors to generate sustainable, biologically based solutions to environmental ... he held a variety of key roles including, Vice ...
(Date:10/8/2015)... 8, 2015  ATCC, the premier global biological materials ... been selected by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for ... academic, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology organizations committed to speed a ... United States , and more than 5 million ... United States , and more than 5 million ...
(Date:10/8/2015)... 8, 2015 http://www.GoldmanResearch.com . ... --> Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock ... and microcap sectors, announced today that it has ... Biotech, Inc. (OTCQB - PMCB), a publicly traded, ... preparing treatments for cancer and diabetes. To view ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: