Synchrotron sheds (X-ray) light on carbon chemistry at ocean surfaces

Source: Science Daily

Carbonate, bicarbonate, and carbonic acid emerge when atmospheric carbon dioxide dissolves in the oceans, which is the largest sink for this greenhouse gas. Researchers are interested in better understanding the carbonate system to potentially help facilitate carbon sequestration schemes, to help mitigate climate change. Recently, researchers made breakthrough discoveries about the carbonate species’ behavior at saltwater surfaces, like that of the ocean.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170307112825.htm