Dataset: The carbon cycle in the Australian sector of the Southern Ocean. Data from VMS - 2010-2011


The Southern Ocean is one the most significant regions on earth for regulating the build up of anthropogenic CO2 in the atmosphere, and the capacity for carbon uptake in the region could be altered by climate change. The project aims to establish a time series of anthropogenic carbon accumulation. The work will be used to identify processes regulating the CO2 uptake and to test models that predict future uptake.

These data were collected on the VMS voyage of the Aurora Australis in the 2010-2011 field season.

Data include pH, carbon dioxide, alkalinity and spectrometer data.

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