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Title Ocean acidification / edited by Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Lina Hansson.
Published Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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 Floor4  TD427.A27 O24 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description xix, 326 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Wallace S. Broecker -- Ocean acidification : background and history / Jean-Pierre Gattuso and Lina Hansson -- Past changes in ocean carbonate chemistry / Richard E. Zeebe and Andy Ridgwell -- Recent and future changes in ocean carbonate chemistry / James C. Orr -- Skeletons and ocean chemistry : the long view / Andrew H. Knoll and Woodward W. Fischer -- Effects of ocean acidification on the diversity and activity of heterotrophic marine microorganisms / Markus G. Weinbauer, Xavier Mari, and Jean-Pierre Gattuso -- Effects of ocean acidification on pelagic organisms and ecosystems / Ulf Riebesell and Philippe D. Tortell -- Effects of ocean acidification on benthic processes, organisms, and ecosystems / Andreas J. Andersson, Fred T. Mackenzie, and Jean-Pierre Gattuso -- Effects of ocean acidification on nektonic organisms / Hans-O. Pörtner ... [et al.] -- Effects of ocean acidification on sediment fauna / Stephen Widdicombe, John I. Spicer, and Vassilis Kitidis -- Effects of ocean acidification on marine biodiversity and ecosystem function / James P. Barry, Stephen Widdicombe, and Jason M. Hall-Spencer -- Effects of ocean acidification on the marine source of atmospherically active trace gases / Frances Hopkins, Philip Nightingale, and Peter Lies -- Biogeochemical consequences of ocean acidification and feedbacks to the earth system / Marion Gehlen ... [et al.] -- The ocean acidification challenges facing science and society / Carol Turley and Kelvin Boot -- Impact of climate change mitigation on ocean acidification projections / Fortunat Joos ... [et al.] -- Ocean acidification : knowns, unknowns, and perspectives / Jean-Pierre Gattuso ... [et al.].
Summary The ocean helps moderate climate change thanks to its considerable capacity to store CO₂, through the combined actions of ocean physics, chemistry, and biology. This storage capacity limits the amount of human-released CO₂ remaining in the atmosphere. As CO₂ reacts with seawater, it generates dramatic changes in carbonate chemistry, including decreases in pH and carbonate ions and an increase in bicarbonate ions. The consequences of this overall process, known as "ocean acidification", are raising concerns for the biological, ecological, and biogeochemical health of the world's oceans, as well as for the potential societal implications. This research level text is the first to synthesize the very latest understanding of the consequences of ocean acidification, with the intention of informing both future research agendas and marine management policy.
Subject Ocean acidification.
Related Names Gattuso, Jean-Pierre.
Hansson, Lina.
ISBN 9780199591084 (acid-free paper)
0199591083 (acid-free paper)
9780199591091 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0199591091 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
OCLC number 730413873