Variability and change in the ocean sink of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) have implications for future climate and ocean acidification.
A paper in Geophysical Research Letters highlights the importance of sustaining and combining ocean observing platforms with satellite observations
A CPO-funded study shows biogeochemical floats can be used to improve measurements of sea-air CO2 exchanges, which are essential for future improvements in climate modeling and projections.
As underwater gliders are increasingly used in oceanography research, glider-based acoustic Doppler current profilers are expected to become more common.
A study published in Global Biogeochemical Cycles contributes evidence that the Kuroshio Extension transition zone is a biological hot spot for carbon cycling within the North Pacific carbon sink region.
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