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Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification

Over the past 250 years, rapid growth in fossil fuel burning and land use changes have caused a dramatic rise in CO2; emissions. As a result the average acidity of the surface ocean has increased about 30% since 1750.

Articles & Stories

 Photo Credit:  (2017)Why should we monitor Oregon’s ocean currents, water chemistry, temperature...
Coastal areas of Oregon (and the rest of western North America) are particularly vulnerable to...
Over the past 250 years, rapid growth in the burning of fossil fuels and changes in land use have...
 A rise in worldwide sea levels is one widely anticipated effect of global climate change. But...

Maps and Tools

Oregon Explorer mapping tool with locations of past and present coastal research projects on the... more

Data Collections

The Oregon Spatial Data Library... more