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Effects of ocean acidification and sea-level rise on coral reefs

Fact Sheet 2010-3091

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Abstract

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are developing comprehensive records of historical and modern coral reef growth and calcification rates relative to changing seawater chemistry resulting from increasing atmospheric CO2 from the pre-industrial period to the present. These records will provide the scientific foundation for predicting future impacts of ocean acidification and sea-level rise on coral reef growth. Changes in coral growth rates in response to past changes in seawater pH are being examined by using cores from coral colonies.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Effects of ocean acidification and sea-level rise on coral reefs
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2010-3091
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N