Ocean Acidification - Definition, glossary, details
The oceans absorb certain amount of carbon dioxide from the
atmosphere that is released during combustion of fossil fuels. But, over a
period of time this has led to acidification of ocean, that is, reduction in pH
value of the water. This process is termed as ocean acidification. It is
estimated that since the beginning of industrial revolution, the pH of the
ocean has reduced by 0.1pH units.
The carbon dioxide absorbed by oceans gets dissolved in the water to
become carbonic acid which released hydrogen ions into the solution. Acidity is
the measure of the hydrogen ions in the water, where an increase in hydrogen
leads to increase in acidity and subsequent decrease in pH value.
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