James Christian (Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada)
Kitack Lee (POSTECH, Korea)
Dr. Masao Ishii (Meteorological Research Institute, Japan)
The carbon cycle is the primary mechanism by which ocean processes determine future atmospheric CO2 concentration and associated climate changes. Ocean acidification affects all marine biota and future ocean carbon fluxes and ocean-atmosphere CO2 exchange. This session includes presentations on the ocean carbon cycle, its interactions with the biogeochemical cycles of nitrogen and other nutrient elements, and ocean acidification. Processes of interest are ocean-atmosphere exchange, fluxes across the pycnocline, interactions of CO2 with the carbon cycle that determine the future course of ocean acidification and ocean CO2 concentration, and acidification impacts on biota.