Research Topic: Carbon Dioxid

Important insights into scientific results on carbon dioxide from scientists of the Helmholtz Association.

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Research topic: "carbon dioxide,(CO2)" selectedscientific resultsbyscientistsof the Alfred Wegener Institute, HelmholtzCentreforPolarandmarine research (AWI),theGermanResearch Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) andtheKarlsruheInstituteoftechnology (KIT).

Ocean acidification - the evil twin of climate warming
Ten years before the professional world had even found a name for the phenomenon, scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institute were already exploring the causes for ocean acidification.
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Marine life is teetering on the brink of a crisis
The number of oxygen-depleted zones in the oceans is growing. This is drastically changing the foundations of marine life
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Reasons to store CO2 in the subsurface
Fossil fuels (coal, crude oil, natural gas) are used for energy, heating, transport and industry. The carbon bound up in these fossil fuels is released as carbon dioxide (CO2). CO2 acts as a greenhouse gas in the atmosphere and is largely responsible for the climate change.
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Monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions
Scientists develop suitable methods to measure gas such as methane and carbon dioxide released from the soil.
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