COSEE Ocean Systems: News
New Oceans Study Could Alter Climate Predictions
Description: Currently, around one-fourth of human generated carbon dioxide emissions are absorbed by oceans, making them the world's largest carbon sink. But researchers found that surfactants, invisible biological particles on the ocean's surface, can reduce the exchange of gases between the ocean and the air by up to 50 percent. The suppression of carbon dioxide uptake across the ocean basin due to surfactants implies slower removal of anthropogenic carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and thus has implications for predicting future global climate. [Source: EcoWatch]
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Source: EcoWatch
Publish Date: 5/29/2018
Reading Level: Basic
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