NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Carbon Group
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- Most relevant in a life science or chemistry class focusing on an often overlooked and enormously important impact of burning fossil fuels.
- Might best be used as context for a series of basic chemistry experiments understanding buffering, acidity, dissolution, and carbonate reactions.
About the Science
- In the text surrounding the image there is a good overview of the chemistry and consequences of ocean acidification.
- Image shows a simplified version of a portion of the sea water chemistry that leads to ocean acidification.
- Passed initial science review.
- Comments from expert scientist: Accurate, condensed information about ocean acidification and its impacts - both present (observed) and future (predicted).
About the Pedagogy
- This site has potentially helpful background on the complex chemical interactions and impacts of CO2 from the atmosphere on the marine ecosystem.
- Additionally, this site provides links to papers, data, and graphs, which will aid further investigation.
- Other steps of the chemical process are shown in other graphics that are available on this website.
Technical Details/Ease of Use
- Good illustration with background information on ocean acidification.
- Background information the the science and how related research is conducted is included.
Related URLs These related sites were noted by our reviewers but have not been reviewed by CLEANThis is the NOAA overview page on ocean acidification: http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/co2/story/Ocean+Acidification
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