Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-15-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-15-2022
Development and technical paper
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04 Jan 2022
Development and technical paper |  | 04 Jan 2022

PyCO2SYS v1.8: marine carbonate system calculations in Python

Matthew P. Humphreys, Ernie R. Lewis, Jonathan D. Sharp, and Denis Pierrot

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The ocean helps to mitigate our impact on Earth's climate by absorbing about a quarter of the carbon dioxide (CO2) released by human activities each year. However, once absorbed, chemical reactions between CO2 and water reduce seawater pH (ocean acidification), which may have adverse effects on marine ecosystems. Our Python package, PyCO2SYS, models the chemical reactions of CO2 in seawater, allowing us to quantify the corresponding changes in pH and related chemical properties.