oa CSIR Science Scope - Climate change in the Southern Ocean : implications for global CO2 emissions reduction plans and science : a changing planet - the ocean
|Article Title||Climate change in the Southern Ocean : implications for global CO2 emissions reduction plans and science : a changing planet - the ocean|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Author||Pedro M.S. Monteiro|
|Publication Date||Nov 2011|
|Pages||18 - 19|
For many centuries the Southern Ocean, with its Roarin' 40s and Screaming 50s, has been a mythically remote part of our planet: pristine, freezing, foreboding; the domain of hardy adventurers and whale hunters. Today we know that it has been one of our most important assets as a regulator of regional climate and global atmospheric CO2 for at least the past million years.
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