EOL Seminar: Atmospheric oxygen: Useful for more than just breathing

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 15:30 to 16:30
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Dr. Holger Vömel
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Dr. Andrew Manning
University of East Anglia

Atmospheric oxygen (O2) levels are decreasing rapidly all over the world! But despite recent peer-reviewed papers to the contrary, this is not a concern for human, animal or plant physiology. Instead, measurements of atmospheric O2 are an extremely versatile tool for learning about a wide range of carbon cycle and Earth system processes. In this talk, I will touch briefly on a number of these applications of atmospheric O2. These include: verifying fossil fuel CO2 emissions, quantifying global land and ocean carbon sinks, partitioning terrestrial ecosystem photosynthesis from respiration, and improved understanding of ocean O2 outgassing, including challenging ocean biogeochemical models.

Tuesday, 07 August 2018, 10:00AM
Refreshments 9:45 AM
NCAR-Foothills Laboratory • 3450 Mitchell Lane
Bldg 2 Small Seminar (Rm1001)
Webcast: https://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live