Oceans and the Atmospheric Carbon Content

  • Pedro Duarte
  • J. Magdalena Santana-Casiano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Filipa Naughton, Teresa Drago, Maria Fernanda Sanchez-Goñi, Maria Conceição Freitas
    Pages 1-22
  3. Rogério Carvalho, Nelson Barros, Pedro Duarte
    Pages 23-46
  4. Maria da Graça Cabeçadas, Maria José Brogueira, Maria Leonor Cabeçadas, Ana Paula Oliveira, Marta Cristina Nogueira
    Pages 79-94
  5. Juana Magdalena Santana-Casiano, Melchor González-Dávila
    Pages 95-114
  6. Inmaculada Riba, Enrique García-Luque, Judit Kalman, Julián Blasco, Carlos Vale
    Pages 115-132
  7. Carlos Vale, João Canário, Miguel Caetano, Laurier Poissant, Ana Maria Ferreira
    Pages 133-156
  8. Tomás-Ángel DelValls Casillas, Diana Fernández de la Reguera Tayá, Maria Inmaculada Riba López, Jesus María Forja Pajares
    Pages 157-171
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 173-176

About this book


Oceans and the Atmospheric Carbon Content, presents an interdisciplinary overview of the role of the oceans as a carbon sink and its relation with pH increasing trends and climate change. This volume discusses topics such as: climate variability during the last deglaciation, based on a high-resolution pollen analysis; the potential impact of CO2 from large metropolitan areas over the adjacent coastal zones and the importance of having high resolution atmospheric CO2 data to estimate accurately air-sea CO2 exchanges; present- day CO2 fluxes in the coastal ocean and their potential feedbacks under global climate change; phytoplankton community responses to climate change with emphasis on decreasing pH trends in sea water and its ecological effects; pH decrease and its effects on sea-water chemistry from a ten year time-series; the effect of acidification on metal bioaccumulation; the effects of increasing temperatures and acidification on contaminant dynamics and availability to biota; the prevention of potential environmental impacts related to the geological sequestration of CO2. The book provides an updated synthesis of current concerns related to global change trends in the oceans with a strong emphasis on acidification. The content draws attention to the importance of dealing with observed global change trends and their effects upon the oceans using an interdisciplinary approach due to their complexity and interlinks between different areas of knowledge.


Acidification Atmosphere Carbon dioxide Climate change Ocean

Editors and affiliations

  • Pedro Duarte
    • 1
  • J. Magdalena Santana-Casiano
    • 2
  1. 1.Global Change, Energy, Environment and B, R & D Unit (CIAGEB)Universidade Fernando PessoaPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Campus de Tafira, Department of ChemistryUniversity of Las Palmas de Gran CanariaLas PalmasSpain

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