Institut Méditerranéen d’Océanologie

Ocean Sciences 2016 Meeting

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New Orleans (U.S.A.)
21-26 February 2016

The 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting will be held 21-26 February 2016 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, located at 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130. Cosponsored by AGU, ASLO, and TOS, the Ocean Sciences Meeting will consist of a diverse program covering topics in all areas of the ocean sciences discipline.

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the session : “How do the carbon pumps pump ? Mechanisms of the solubility and biological pumps” at the Ocean Sciences 2016 Meeting.

The submission deadline for abstracts is Wednesday 23 September 2015

Session Description :

Cumulatively since pre-industrial times the ocean has absorbed 40% of anthropogenic carbon emissions, and thus has significantly modulated climate change. The ocean’s carbon uptake is mediated by subduction of carbon rich water (solubility pump) and by the export to depth of organic particles and dissolved organic carbon (biological carbon pump). There is much yet unknown about the underlying biological, chemical and physical mechanisms of these pumps, and thus, substantial uncertainty about the how ocean carbon cycling will evolve over the coming century. Developments in sensor technology, particle export techniques, global data compilations, time series observations, and modeling all are enabling new understanding of the carbon pumps and their potential for variability and change. Observational, experimental, empirical and modeling studies addressing the ocean carbon pumps are welcomed to this session.

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