Oceans, Climate and Carbon Pumps

Professor Andre W. Visser, DTU Aqua talks about "Oceans, Climate and Carbon Pumps" in Selskabet for Naturlærens Udbredelse. 

The event takes place on Geological Museum, Øster Voldgade 5-7, 1350 Copenhagen K.

Admission is free. 

Abstract

The oceans are a huge reservoir of dissolved carbon, containing about 50 times more CO2 than the atmosphere. Greenhouse gas emissions and climate change is concerned largely with the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, but the overall levels that may be expected in the future will be strongly influenced by the ocean’s uptake potential. Unravelling the complex interplay between physical, biological and chemical process in the sea, how this couples to the atmosphere and climate, and possible feedbacks is pivotal in our understanding of climate in an uncertain future.

Time

Mon 08 Dec 14
19:30 - 21:30

Organizer

Selskabet for Naturlærens Udbredelse