Ocean Acidification: Impacts From the Coast to Open Ocean Based Upon Laboratory Studies, Proxy Data and Instrumental Records (Session at the AGU Fall Meeting)

A session on “Ocean Acidification: Impacts From the Coast to Open Ocean Based Upon Laboratory Studies, Proxy Data and Instrumental Records” will be organized at the AGU Fall Meeting, 15-19 Dec in San Francisco. For further details, please contact the session organizers.



The extent of potentially severe impacts on marine systems caused by reduction in ocean pH, resulting from higher levels of dissolved pCO2 in seawater, are only beginning to be recognized. Many marine organisms form shells or internal structures made of calcium carbonate, which has a greater tendency to dissolve with decreasing pH. This session will focus on progress in understanding natural and anthropogenic variability and the related biogeochemical responses from organisms. Results from laboratory studies, proxy paleoceanographic records, and instrumental records of pH change are welcomed. The session will focus on the many impacts and feedbacks to ocean acidification, including marine ecosystems, primary
productivity, coastal and estuarine systems and lessons from the geologic record on the biological response to pH change.

Conveners:
Tessa Hill, University of California Davis
Adina Paytan, University of California Santa Cruz
Ann Russell, University of California Davis

The deadline for abstract submission is Sept 10, 2008. Meeting web site.

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