Global warming and the oceans. Warming of ocean is three dimensional process. Historical trend has been rising sea levels. Thermal expansion of ocean also contributes significantly to sea level rise. Thermal expansion likely to persist for centuries.
Cold ocean water in Pacific causes lower pH in ocean water. The lack of this deep cold water current on the Atlantic side and the overall warmer temperatures create higher pH.
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) photographs of coccolithophores under different CO2 concentrations.
A – C represent low CO2 conditions
D – F represent enriched CO2 conditions