Evaluating Carbonate System Algorithms in a Nearshore System: Does Total Alkalinity Matter?

Published: November 28, 2016  http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165191 Jonathan M. Jones, Julia Sweet, Mark A. Brzezinski, Heather M. McNair, Uta Passow   Abstract Ocean acidification is a threat to many marine organisms, especially those that use calcium carbonate to form their shells and skeletons. The ability to accurately measure the carbonate system is the first step in

Calcification of the planktonic foraminifera Globigerina bulloides and carbonate ion concentration: Results from the Santa Barbara Basin

Posted on OA: 3 Nov 2016 — Osborne E. B., Thunell R. C., Marshall B. J., Holm J. A., Tappa E. J., Benitez-Nelson C., Cai W.-J. & Chen B., 2016. Paleoceanography 31:1083–1102 Planktonic foraminiferal calcification intensity, reflected by shell wall thickness, has been hypothesized to covary with the carbonate chemistry