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Ocean alkalinity, satellite image

Ocean alkalinity, satellite image

C026/8919

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IFREMER / EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY / CNES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY IFREMER / EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY / CNES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption

Globe centred on the Atlantic Ocean showing average ocean alkalinity (the ability of a solution to neutralise acids) between 2010 and 2014. The most alkaline areas are pink, with alkalinity decreasing through red, yellow and green to blue. More than a quarter of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is absorbed by the oceans, causing them to become more acidic. Data acquired by ESA's SMOS (Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity) satellite.

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