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Carbonate Chemistry in Polar Regions

Research project
Active research
Project period
2018 - ongoing
Project owner
Department of Marine Sciences

Short description

The marine carbonate system is influenced by physical and biogeochemical processes in the ocean and is a major component of the global carbon cycle by virtue of its interaction with atmospheric CO2.

Accurate knowledge of the properties of the marine carbonate system is a prerequisite for understanding the chemical forcing and consequences of key biogeochemical processes such as biological production, organic matter respiration, or uptake of anthropogenic carbon.

The Arctic Ocean marine carbonate system is currently in focus within the international research initiatives Multidisciplinary Drifting Oberservatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) and Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS).