Synthesis & Modeling Project
|Budgets of biogenic elements
in the NW Atlantic Ocean Margin: A synthesis and modelling project
NSF OCE-9818804 06/99-05/02
|PROJECT DESCRIPTION:||To reduce major uncertainties in predicting future
global environmental quality, it is imperative to understand the sources
and sinks of atmospheric CO2, the role of anthropogenic activities
in disrupting the natural carbon cycle, and the effects of, and feedbacks
between, these activities and the natural carbon cycle. Within the
oceans, the ocean margin carbon cycle will be the most impacted.
The U.S. Department of Energy designed and implemented a field study called
the Ocean Margins Program
(OMP) to examine carbon cycling in the continental margin of the western
North Atlantic Ocean. The central objectives of the OMP are
Note: Click here
for annual updates of the Continental Margins Working Group.
|DATA:||Data from four programs (ACE, SEEP-I, SEEP-II and OMP) are available via the U.S. JGOFS data server
(access the data).
Ocean Margins Program Home Page - a password is required but can be obtained by contacting the database manager.
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Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
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