Antarctic Icebergs Play a Previously Unknown Role in Global Carbon Cycle
Friday, March 25, 2011
National Science Foundation -- In a finding that has global implications for climate research, scientists have discovered that when icebergs cool and dilute the seas through which they pass for days, they also raise chlorophyll levels in the water that may in turn increase carbon dioxide absorption in the Southern Ocean.
An interdisciplinary research team supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) highlighted the research this month in the journal Nature Geosciences. (Full Story)