Oceans absorb approximately half of man-made CO2 emissions. The warming of the ocean surface and changes in wind patterns can limit the transfer of CO2 to deeper levels and thus limit oceans ability to absorb greenhouse gases. Shifts in the biological pump and ecosystem functioning are also likely to appear.
This week we’ve added Surface Ocean CO2 Variability and Vulnerability (Socat V4) dataset to Planet OS Datahub.
With historical data since 1970, the Socat V4 dataset is the common format of all publicly available fugacity of CO2 data for the oceans surface. It has become the foundation for the marine carbon community upon which they build the future.
Curious to find out more? Explore all datasets on Planet OS Datahub.