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Research article 10 Feb 2015

Research article | 10 Feb 2015

Simulated anthropogenic CO2 storage and acidification of the Mediterranean Sea

J. Palmiéri et al.
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Short summary
Different observational-based estimates of CO2 uptake and resulting acidification of the Mediterranean Sea vary widely. A new study finds that even the smallest of those are an upper limit because the approach used assumes air-sea CO2 equilibrium. Then with a lower limit from new fine-scale numerical model simulations, the authors bracket Mediterranean Sea CO2 uptake and acidification rates. They conclude that its rate of surface acidifcation is much like that for typical ocean waters.
Different observational-based estimates of CO2 uptake and resulting acidification of the...