Posted on EPOCA: 24 Nov 2011
S10: Changes in the marine carbon cycle
Convenors: James Christian (Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada) & Kitack Lee (POSTECH, Korea)
Plenary speaker: Ben McNeil (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Invited speaker: Dr. Masao Ishii (Meteorological Research Institute, Japan)
The carbon cycle is the primary mechanism by which ocean processes determine future atmospheric CO2 concentration and associated climate changes. Ocean acidification affects all marine biota and future ocean carbon fluxes and ocean-atmosphere CO2 exchange. This session invites all presentations on the ocean carbon cycle, its interactions with the biogeochemical cycles of nitrogen and other nutrient elements, and ocean acidification. Processes of interest include ocean-atmosphere exchange, fluxes across the pycnocline, interactions of CO2 with the carbon cycle that determine the future course of ocean acidification and ocean CO2 concentration, and acidification impacts on biota.
Second International Symposium, Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans, Web site.