Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 27 Issue 01

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Volume 27, No. 1
Pages 238 - 246

HANDS-ON OCEANOGRAPHY • Ocean Acidification: The Role of CO2

Jennifer L. Murphy Christopher I. Measures
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Purpose of Activity
» Understand how the pH of water changes with the addition of CO2
» Understand why increasing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is decreasing the pH of the ocean
» Learn how different human activities affect the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere
» Understand how temperature affects the solubility of CO2 in aqueous solutions


Murphy, J.L., and C.I. Measures. 2014. Ocean acidification: The role of CO2. Oceanography 27(1):238–246, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.01.

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