Monitoring A Troubling Trend | January 10, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 2 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 89 Issue 2 | pp. 26-27
Issue Date: January 10, 2011

Monitoring A Troubling Trend

Federal agencies ready themselves to tackle ocean acidification
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Ocean acidification, NOAA, NSF, NRC

Ocean scientists and climate observers have witnessed in the past year a flurry of government activity aimed at organizing the explosion of research on ocean acidification and facilitating national monitoring.

The government has supported research on seawater chemistry since at least the 1980s, but over the past decade, more work has been done to specifically study the acidification of the oceans—a decrease in ocean pH due to increasing levels of dissolved carbon dioxide. This research . . .

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