This book critically examines the available literature on oceanic acidification: including a historical review of pH and atmospheric CO2 levels over the millennia; natural and anthropogenic sources of CO2 to the atmosphere and sea surface; chemical, physical, and biological mode of action; biological effects of acidification to marine plants and animals under laboratory conditions; field observations on seawater chemistry and effects of declining pH; and various technical and political mitigation strategies. Written by Dr Ronald Eisler, a noted authority on chemical risk assessment, Oceanic Acidification summarises real and projected effects of oceanic acidification.
- Sources of Oceanic Acidification
- Mode of Action
- Acidification Effects on Biota
- Field Studies