Pollution resulting from burning fossil fuels reaches the open ocean via the atmosphere
May 16, 2016
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are pollutants which come from burning fossil fuels, fires, oil spillages, and other anthropogenic and natural sources. They are transported from continental land masses to the open ocean ...
Small headwater streams export surprising amounts of carbon out of Pacific Northwest forest
May 13, 2016
Scientists have tracked a higher-than-expected amount of carbon flowing out of a Pacific Northwest forest from month to month through a small headwater stream, suggesting that forested watersheds may not store quite as much ...
Space mission to 'weigh' Earth's forests moves closer to launch
May 10, 2016
A pioneering mission to measure the Earth's forests from space, conceived by an international team of researchers led by the University of Sheffield, has moved a step closer to launch following the signing of a contract to ...
UCI sleuths search the seas for soot
May 09, 2016
Earth system scientists from the University of California, Irvine have taken water samples from the north Pacific, north and south Atlantic, and Arctic oceans in search of repositories of black carbon, soot from burning biomass ...
Proteomics method measures carbon uptake of marine microbes
Apr 26, 2016
In a paper published April 26th in mSystems, a team of researchers led by microbiologists at Oregon State University, in Corvallis, describe a successful trial of a new method of identifying the carbon uptake of specific ...
Dinosaur die-off not a result of volcanoes, new study says
Apr 26, 2016
A new study suggests that volcanic eruptions did not lead to the extinction of the dinosaurs, and also demonstrates that Earth's oceans are capable of absorbing large amounts of carbon dioxide—provided it is released gradually ...
Researchers develop scientific plan to measure ocean's carbon cycle and predict its future conditions
Mar 30, 2016
Vast and amorphous, the ocean covers more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface. It is a key player in the global carbon cycle, producing about half of the world's output of organic carbon.
Molecular-level relationships key to deciphering ocean carbon
Mar 07, 2016
From beach shallows to the ocean depths, vast numbers of chemical compounds work together to reduce and store atmospheric carbon in the world's oceans.
Sentinel-3 and the ocean carbon conundrum
Feb 25, 2016
Each year, about a quarter of the carbon dioxide we release into the atmosphere ends up in the ocean, but how it happens is still not fully understood. The Sentinel-3A satellite is poised to play an important role in shedding ...
New research reveals sound of deep-water animal migration
Feb 19, 2016
New research finds there is a distinct sound coming from a massive community of fish, shrimp, jellies and squid as they travel up and down from the depths of the ocean to the water's surface to feed. This sound could be serving ...