Mutsu Institute for Oceanography JAPANESE
A new simple pCO2 sensor with compact drifting buoy system for long term observation
Introduction Plan for development of CO2 sensor Theory CO2 sensor Anti-biofouling Data Observation systems
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Mutsu Institute for Oceanography

690 Kitasekine, Sekine, Mutsu-city, Aomori
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The ocean attracts attention for absorbing greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, which are increasing in the atmosphere due to combustion of fossil fuel and so forth. Part of the carbon dioxide dissolved from the atmosphere into the sea is taken into phytoplankton, which settle to deposit on the deep-sea floor, and some is also carried and diffused by the surface and deep water currents. The Mutsu Institute for Oceanography conducts research to clarify the mechanism of material cycles in the Northwest Pacific Ocean, the area believed to be a major absorption source of carbon dioxide.