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Marine manipulations

The effect of increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide on carbon uptake in and export from the upper ocean is one of the big questions in environmental science. But it can be tackled experimentally.

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Figure 1: Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and organic carbon in the ocean.


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