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On the Response of pH to Inorganic Nutrient Enrichment in Well-Mixed Coastal Marine Waters
Description: Recent concerns about declining pH in the surface ocean in response to anthropogenic increases of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere have raised the question of how this declining baseline of oceanic pH might interact with the much larger diel and seasonal variations of pH in coastal marine ecosystems. Here, we present results from a multi-year experiment in which replicate phytoplankton-based mesocosms with a 5-m deep well-mixed water column (salinity = 27-31) and intact benthic community were exposed to a gradient in daily inorganic nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), and silica (Si) addition. [Source: Estuaries and Coasts]
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Source: Estuaries and Coasts
Publish Date: 1/1/2015
Reading Level: Expert
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