Articles | Volume 19, issue 17
Research article
01 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 01 Sep 2022

Acidification, deoxygenation, and nutrient and biomass declines in a warming Mediterranean Sea

Marco Reale, Gianpiero Cossarini, Paolo Lazzari, Tomas Lovato, Giorgio Bolzon, Simona Masina, Cosimo Solidoro, and Stefano Salon

Data sets

Mediterranean Sea marine physical simulations under CMIP5 historical and future scenario projections for the 21st century T. Lovato\#/dataset/medsea-cmip5-projections-physics

Mediterranean Sea marine biogeochemistry simulations under CMIP5 future scenario projections for the 21st century M. Reale, G. Cossarini, P. Lazzari, T. Lovato, G. Bolzon, S. Masina, C. Solidoro, and S. Salo\#/dataset/medsea-cmip5-projections-biogeochemistry

Short summary
Future projections under the RCP8.5 and RCP4.5 emission scenarios of the Mediterranean Sea biogeochemistry at the end of the 21st century show different levels of decline in nutrients, oxygen and biomasses and an acidification of the water column. The signal intensity is stronger under RCP8.5 and in the eastern Mediterranean. Under RCP4.5, after the second half of the 21st century, biogeochemical variables show a recovery of the values observed at the beginning of the investigated period.
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