Tropical Pacific Observing System 2020 is seeking community input

Dear Tropical Pacific Observing System Experts and Stakeholders: We write to invite your review of the Draft of the TPOS 2020 Second Report. This draft is being circulated to experts and stakeholders who we believe can critically assess the draft and provide guidance on how it should be adjusted and improved. This will be the […]

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Newly Funded OCB Activities

OCB is pleased to announce the outcomes of the recent OCB proposal solicitation. With 11 proposals, the decision process was challenging this year. The proposals were scored based on scientific merit, relevance to OCB, potential benefits to the broader OCB community, and timeliness. The following new OCB activities have been selected for funding in 2019-2020. […]

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OCB accepting applications for 2019 Cornell Satellite Remote Sensing Training Program

The Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program (www.us-ocb.org) will support tuition, travel, and housing expenses for up to five U.S.-based students or postdocs to participate in the 2019 Cornell Satellite Remote Sensing Training Program taking place June 3-14, 2019 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. If interested, please send a 2-page CV and a 1-page statement […]

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OCIM Workshop June 23 at OCB 2019

A 1-day workshop will be held in Woods Hole on Sunday, June 23 just before the OCB workshop for those interested in using an ocean circulation inverse model (OCIM) in their research. The OCIM is a data-constrained, lightweight, MATLAB-based ocean circulation model for global modeling of biogeochemical tracers. It has been used to model nutrients, […]

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Biological and physical controls on estuarine nitrous oxide emissions

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent greenhouse gas with rising atmospheric concentrations. Atmospheric emissions of N2O are predicted to increase with continued anthropogenic perturbation of the nitrogen cycle, yet the magnitude of these emissions is uncertain, particularly in coastal systems where N2O fluxes are poorly constrained. How do N2O emissions from a eutrophic estuary vary […]

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Evidence against an Arctic Ocean methane bomb

Gas hydrates are an ice-like storehouse of the greenhouse gas methane found in continental margins of the world ocean. Warming waters can cause hydrates to decompose and release ancient methane to overlying sediment and waters. The continental shelves of the Arctic Ocean have been thought of as “ground zero” for the potential release of methane […]

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OCB Scientific Steering Committee Changes

We would like to thank the OCB community for submitting so many high-quality nominations for the OCB Scientific Steering Committee. We also want to thank the nominees for their willingness to serve, and hope that if you were not elected this time, you will remain interested and willing in future SSC elections. The election results […]

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SOCCR2 & NCA4 Released

The Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2) was released by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) on November 23. Individual chapter PDFs can be downloaded here. Incorporating 19 chapters distributed across four interconnected sections (I. Synthesis, II. Human Dimensions of the Carbon Cycle, III. State of Air, Land, and Water, IV. Consequences and […]

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