OS021: The Carbonate System Chemistry of Coastal Ecosystems: Physical, Chemical and Biological Drivers
Ocean acidification (OA) is changing the carbonate system chemistry of the ocean with potentially profound impacts on marine organisms and ecosystems. While the chemistry of OA is well understood, physical processes and biological feedbacks complicate efforts to project future conditions. This is especially true for the coastal ocean where carbonate chemistry is strongly affected by complex circulation patterns, high rates of biogeochemical cycling and terrestrial input. This session highlights observational and modeling studies of the chemical, physical and biological processes that control carbonate chemistry of coastal environments from near shore to continental shelf, including coral reefs.
Abstract submission opens this week until 6 August 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT. More information.