Ice Nucleating Particles Carried From Below a Phytoplankton Bloom to the Arctic Atmosphere

Paper at Geophysical Research Letters. J. M. Creamean J. N. Cross R. Pickart L. McRaven P. Lin A. Pacini R. Hanlon D. G. Schmale J. Ceniceros T. Aydell N. Colombi E. Bolger P. J. DeMott First published: 15 July 2019 https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL083039 Abstract and Introduction~ctm Abstract As Arctic temperatures rise at twice the global rate, sea…

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Is a great iron fertilization experiment already underway?

News Release 26-Jun-2019 Is a great iron fertilization experiment already underway? University of South Florida (USF Innovation) ST. PETERSBURG, FL – It’s no secret that massive dust storms in the Saharan Desert occasionally shroud the North Atlantic Ocean with iron, but it turns out these natural blankets aren’t the only things to sneeze at. Iron…

Scientists: Please Fund Us (or the microbes get it!)

From the Famous National Lampoon Cover department: Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn From the University of New South Wales (home of the Ship of Fools) More than 30 microbiologists from 9 countries have issued a warning to humanity – they are calling for the world to stop ignoring…

How deep-ocean vents fuel massive phytoplankton blooms

More “settled science” of the carbon cycle~ctm Stanford study shows how hydrothermal vents fuel massive phytoplankton blooms — and possible hotspots for carbon storage Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences Researchers at Stanford University say they have found an aquatic highway that lets nutrients from Earth’s belly sweep up to surface waters off…

Mapping the global distribution of phytoplankton

ETH Zurich IMAGE: Phytoplankton boasts an amazing variety of forms and species. Credit: Meike Vogt und Jorge Martinez-Rey / ETH Zurich With some 10,000 to 20,000 different species in the world’s oceans, the diversity of phytoplankton (phyto from the Greek for plant) species is extremely rich. These phytoplankton form a key element of ocean ecosystems…

Warmer ocean phytoplankton feedback

No specifics here, juts a lot of predictive maybes. Small organisms could dramatically impact world’s climate EAST LANSING, Mich. — Warmer oceans in the future could significantly alter populations of phytoplankton, tiny organisms that could have a major impact on climate change. In the current issue of Science Express, Michigan State University researchers show that…

Unexplored Possible Climate Balancing Mechanism

Effect of CO2 levels on phytoplankton. Story submitted by Don Healy This article opens up a whole new vista into the relationship between CO2 levels, oceanic plant growth and the complex relationships that we have yet to learn about in the field of climate science. If phytoplankton respond like most plant species do, we may…