Chapter 5: ocean acidification

Ocean acidification refers to the lowering of ocean pH as a consequence of changes in ocean chemistry arising from increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) being drawn down into the oceans from the atmosphere and is a problem concurrent with, rather than a consequence of, climate change. Although we now have a good understanding of the processes of ocean acidification, we know far less about the potential impact of a change in ocean pH on species and ecosystems.

Scott K. N., in press. Ocean acidification. In: Johansen E., Busch S., & Jakobsen I. (Eds.), The law of the sea and climate change: solutions and constraints, pp 104-128. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter (restricted access).

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