Tag Archive for 'Nature Geoscience'

West Antarctic ice sheet among the fastest-warming regions on Earth

December 23rd, 2012 by Ohio State University

Research published in the paper ‘Central West Antarctica among the most rapidly warming regions on Earth‘ in Nature Geoscience states that the western part of the ice sheet is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought. This discovery raises concern about the future contribution of melt water from Antarctica to sea level rise. […]

Ocean acidification dissolving shell of planktonic Southern Ocean snails

November 25th, 2012 by British Antarctic Survey

A paper “Extensive dissolution of live pteropods in the Southern Ocean” published online in Nature Geoscience suggests that the effects of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems are beginning to emerge. Dr Geraint Tarling, of the British Antarctic Survey, and colleagues, examined shells collected from a pteropod, Limacina helicina antarctica, (a planktonic marine snail) in the surface […]

High nutrient inputs exacerbate acidification of coastal waters

November 24th, 2011 by Nature

High nutrient levels could make coastal waters more susceptible to ocean acidification, suggests a study, ‘Acidification of subsurface coastal waters enhanced by eutrophication‘, published online in Nature Geoscience. Alongside atmospheric inputs of carbon dioxide, human inputs of nutrients to the coastal ocean can lead to an increase in the acidity of these waters.