SLS Seminar: Ryan Woosley (University of Miami)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Building 54, 915
21 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02139

"Measuring Carbon Chemistry and Acidification in a Changing Ocean"

The oceans moderate global warming by taking up and storing significant amounts of anthropogenic CO2, resulting in significant decreases in pH and changes in biogeochemistry. However, determining where and how much CO2 is going into the ocean is a difficult task. Using high quality high resolution measurements of the carbon system, the distribution of anthropogenic CO2 and acidification can be determined. Measurements over the last 20 years have identified significant decadal variability in the oceans as a carbon sink indicating that the marine carbon cycle is far from resolved.

About the Series

The Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Sack Lunch Seminar Series is an informal seminar series within PAOC that focuses on more specialized topics than the PAOC Colloquium. Seminar topics include all research concerning the science of atmosphere, ocean and climate. The seminars usually take place on Wednesdays from 12-1pm in 54-915. The presentations are either given by an invited speaker or by a member of PAOC and can focus on new research or discussion of a paper of particular interest.

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