CO2calc: A User-Friendly Seawater Carbon Calculator for Windows, Mac OS X, and iOS (iPhone)

Scientists who conduct research on the chemical behaviour of inorganic carbon in seawater have had several “packages” for calculating CO2-system chemistry. Ernie Lewis and Doug Wallace first undertook the monumental effort of sorting through the original literature and equations to produce CO2SYS (Lewis and Wallace 1998), a Windows- based program that has been an invaluable and well-documented service to the research community. The equations and documentation of CO2SYS have since been adapted for use within Microsoft Excel (Pierrot et al. 2006) and coded for use within programming languages such as MatLab (van Heuven et al. 2009), and ‘R’ (SeaCarb; Lavigne and Gattuso 2010). Unfortunately, these programs are not particularly user-friendly, or they require a decent understanding of a computer language.

Robbins L. L., & Kleypas J. A., 2011. CO2calc: A User-Friendly Seawater Carbon Calculator for Windows, Mac OS X, and iOS (iPhone). Solas news 12:16-17. Newsletter.


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