The oceans are a huge reservoir of dissolved carbon, containing about 50 times more CO2 than the atmosphere. Greenhouse gas emissions and climate change is concerned largely with the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, but the overall levels that may be expected in the future will be strongly influenced by the ocean’s uptake potential. Unravelling the complex interplay between physical, biological and chemical process in the sea, how this couples to the atmosphere and climate, and possible feedbacks is pivotal in our understanding of climate in an uncertain future.
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