Carbon Air/Sea Flux
Recent studies have shown the Arctic is undergoing significant change. Low sea ice minima, along with changes in terrestrial fluxes and warming temperatures, have likely cascaded into the ecosystems with unknown consequences to primary production, air-sea exchange of CO2, the fate of organic matter, and the extent and responses to ocean acidification. It is critical to gain a better understanding of how these processes impact the carbon biogeochemistry of the region. The Arctic wave glider work has an objective to develop a better understanding of carbon air/sea exchange and the natural variability in carbon system parameters in the Arctic. See the PMEL Carbon Program site.