The causes of the 90-ppm glacial atmospheric CO2 drawdown still strongly debated

Joint feature with GEOTRACES Using an observationally constrained earth system model, S. Khatiwala and co-workers compare different processes that could lead to the 90-ppm glacial atmospheric CO2 drawdown, with an important improvement on the deep carbon storage quantification (i.e. Biological Carbon Pump efficiency). They demonstrate that circulation and sea ice changes had only a modest net […]

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Forecasting air-sea CO2 flux variations several years in advance

Year-to-year changes in the flux of CO2 between the atmosphere and the ocean impact the global carbon cycle and climate system, and challenge our ability to verify fossil fuel CO2 emissions. A new study published in Earth System Dynamics suggests that these air-sea CO2 flux variations are predictable several years in advance. A novel set […]

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Upwelled hydrothermal Fe stimulates massive phytoplankton blooms in the Southern Ocean

Joint feature with GEOTRACES In a recent study, Ardyna et al combined observations of profiling floats with historical trace element data and satellite altimetry and ocean color data from the Southern Ocean to reveal that dissolved iron of hydrothermal origin can be upwelled to the surface. Furthermore, the activity of deep hydrothermal sources can influence […]

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Apply by 7/19 for the NSF EarthCube Workshop for Ocean Time Series Data

NSF EarthCube Workshop for Ocean Time Series Data September 13-15, 2019 (Univ. Hawai’i) Rationale: Data synthesis and modeling efforts across ocean time-series represents an important and necessary step forward in broadening our view of a changing ocean and improving our return on investment in ocean time-series. Despite the advances achieved over the past decade, significant […]

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Moore and Simons Fdns opportunities

Symbiosis Model Systems The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative is solicitating pre-applications to advance development of experimentally tractable model systems in aquatic symbiosis. Additionally, we are seeking information about needs in model systems development through a related survey. The deadline for submitting a pre-application for the Symbiosis Model Systems funding […]

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New science journal for children: Frontiers for Young Minds

This new journal is written for young people interested in science, and all the articles are also reviewed by children! This is a great place to try your hand at writing science articles for a very different but very interested audience. Frontiers for Young Minds is committed to providing high-quality, plain-language articles about cutting-edge science. […]

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OCB2019 June 24-27 in Woods Hole and online

The annual OCB Summer Workshop was held June 24-27 in Woods Hole, MA. See agenda, plenary sessions, documents and more on the workshop website. Once processed, we will add slides and recordings to the Agenda page, and the OCB YouTube channel. Use and follow #OCB2019 on Twitter for workshop highlights. Submit your online poster (PDF) […]

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CMIP6 Hackathon – October 16-18, 2019

The CMIP6 Hackathon will be a hands-on event including tutorials, software development, data analysis, and opportunities for collaboration centered around effective computational workflows and CMIP-related science. The event will be held concurrently at two locations: the NCAR Mesa Lab, in Boulder CO, and the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, in Palisades NY.  Limited funding is available […]

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