Ocean Acidification Resources Library

Articles providing a broad overview of what is known about ocean acidification. 

Woods Hole: What is Ocean Acidification?

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Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, when humans began burning coal in large quantities, the world's ocean water has gradually become more acidic. Like...

NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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In the 200-plus years since the industrial revolution began, the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has increased due to human actions. During...

IUCN: ocean acidification

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The oceans have absorbed between 24% and 33% of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions during the past five decades. While this uptake provides a valuable...

Monitoring ocean carbon and ocean acidification

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Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration has increased by 42% since the onset of the industrial revolution due to emissions from fossil fuel burning, cement production...

State of the global climate 2020

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In order to unpack such complexity, the WMO State of the Global Climate uses seven Climate Indicators to describe the changing climate providing a broad...

NIWA: Ocean Acidification

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The on-going rise of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is not only changing our climate; it is also changing our oceans. More than a...

Measuring ocean acidification: new technology for a new era of ocean chemistry

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Human additions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere are creating a cascade of chemical consequences that will eventually extend to the bottom of all the...

An enhanced ocean acidification observing network: from people to technology to data synthesis and information exchange

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A successful integrated ocean acidification (OA) observing network must include (1) scientists and technicians from a range of disciplines from physics to chemistry to biology...

Royal Society Publishing: Ocean acidification in a geoengineering context

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Fundamental changes to marine chemistry are occurring because of increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. Ocean acidity (H+ concentration) and bicarbonate ion concentrations are...

Introduccin a la acidificacion oceanica: lo que es, lo que sabemos y lo que puede suceder (Spanish)

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Durante los Ultimos 200 años aproximadamente, la quema generalizada de combustibles fúsiles, la deforestación y la producción de cemento han liberado más de 500 mil...

Impacts of ocean acidification on marine organisms: quantifying sensitivities and interaction with warming

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...As research on the topic expands at an exponential rate, a comprehensive understanding of the variability in organisms' responses and corresponding levels of certainty is...

Anthropogenic changes to seawater buffer capacity combined with natural reef metabolism induce extreme future coral reef CO2 conditions

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Ocean acidification, via an anthropogenic increase in seawater carbon dioxide (CO2), is potentially a major threat to coral reefs and other marine ecosystems. However, our...

Contrasting futures for ocean and society from different anthropogenic CO2 emissions scenarios

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Anthropogenic CO2 emissions directly affect atmospheric chemistry but also have a strong influence on the oceans. Gattuso et al., review how the physics, chemistry, and...

Coral reefs under rapid climate change and ocean acidification

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Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration is expected to exceed 500 parts per million and global temperatures to rise by at least 2 degrees C by 2050...

The geological record of ocean acidification

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Ocean acidification may have severe consequences for marine ecosystems; however, assessing its future impact is difficult because laboratory experiments and field observations are limited by...

Detecting regional anthropogenic trends in ocean acidification against natural variability

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...Ocean observations are severely limited with respect to providing reliable estimates of the signal-to-noise ratio of human-induced trends in carbonate chemistry against natural factors. Using...

Economic costs of ocean acidification: a look into the impacts on global shellfish production

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...By performing a partial-equilibrium analysis, we estimate global and regional economic costs of production loss of mollusks due to ocean acidification. Our results show that...

Ten ways states can combat ocean acidification (and why they should)

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The ocean is becoming more acidic worldwide as a result of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and other pollutants. This fundamental change is likely to...

Actualización de lo que sabemos sobre la acidificación de los océanos y de los principales retos globales (Spanish)

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Es asombroso pensar que hace sólo diez años casi nadie había oído hablar de la acidificación del océano. Ahora es mucho más ampliamente comprendido que...

Acidificación: Cmo afecta el CO2 a los océanos? (Spanish)

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"Los océanos no sólo están aumentando de nivel y de temperatura, sino que también se vuelven más ácidos" Resource type: website Resource format: document/pdf Divulga...

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