Monthly Archives: July 2015

Tracking acidification in the coastal zone

AIRBORNE CO2 MONITORING IS ONLINE! One of our goals is to understand an important aspect of climate change called “coastal acidification” and to demonstrate that this process is a bit different than “ocean acidification” occurring in the open oceans. The process of “ocean acidification” occurs when excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere enters the oceans to lower the pH and dramatically alter the carbonate chemistry.  This has been termed the “other CO2 problem” and, together with a recent two degree increase in ocean temperatures, is Continue reading →