Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Biogeosciences, 15, 1721–1732, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1721-2018

Special issue: The Ocean in a High-CO2 World IV

Biogeosciences, 15, 1721–1732, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1721-2018

Research article 22 Mar 2018

Research article | 22 Mar 2018

Carbon–climate feedbacks accelerate ocean acidification

Richard J. Matear and Andrew Lenton

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (19 Oct 2017) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
AR by Richard Matear on behalf of the Authors (01 Dec 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Dec 2017) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Jan 2018)
ED: Publish as is (10 Jan 2018) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
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We show climate–carbon feedbacks accelerate and enhance ocean acidification. Such an acceleration of ocean acidification may further undermine the ability of marine biota to adapt to the changing environment. Our study also identifies the need to use Earth system models to make future ocean acidification projections (relevance to AR6) and the need to reduce the uncertainty in the climate–carbon feedbacks.
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