COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Nutrients, viruses and the biological carbon pump
Description: Adding nutrients to the sea could decrease viral infection rates among phytoplankton and enhance the efficiency of the biological pump, a means by which carbon is transferred from the atmosphere to the deep ocean, according to a new mathematical modelling study. The findings have implications for ocean geo-engineering schemes proposed for tackling global warming. [Source: EurekaAlert!]
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Source: EurekaAlert!
Publish Date: 6/30/2010
Reading Level: Basic
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