The Ocean Chemistry Division's (OCD) research includes projects that are important both in enhancing our basic understanding of the coupled atmospheric/ocean system but also in assessing the current and future effects of human activities on the coastal and oceanic environments.
Even modest tropical cyclones can cause immediate and prolonged decline in seawater pH, intensifying local effects of ocean acidification on already heat stressed coral reefs. Read more in this 2013 study of the passage of TS Isaac in the FL Keys.
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