Accession Number : AD0622598

Title :   CALCIUM CARBONATE SATURATION IN THE OCEAN,

Corporate Author : OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Pytkowicz,R. M.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A procedure and a nomogram are presented for the determination of the calcium carbonate saturation of seawater at in situ pressures. This procedure was applied to data from the eastern South Pacific Ocean, and results show that these waters are generally undersaturated below the first few hundred meters. This undersaturation suggests that sinking calcareous tests will partly dissolve and that the specific alkalinity should increase with time. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, CALCIUM COMPOUNDS), (*CALCIUM COMPOUNDS, OCEANS), (*OCEANS, CALCIUM COMPOUNDS), CARBONATES, DISTRIBUTION, PACIFIC OCEAN, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, OCEANOGRAPHY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE