Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Ocean Sci., 13, 411–426, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-13-411-2017
Ocean Sci., 13, 411–426, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-13-411-2017

Research article 15 May 2017

Research article | 15 May 2017

Coastal ocean acidification and increasing total alkalinity in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea

Lydia Kapsenberg et al.

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AR by Lydia Kapsenberg on behalf of the Authors (16 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Jan 2017) by Mario Hoppema
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Feb 2017)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (28 Feb 2017) by Mario Hoppema
AR by Lydia Kapsenberg on behalf of the Authors (10 Apr 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Apr 2017) by Mario Hoppema
AR by Lydia Kapsenberg on behalf of the Authors (20 Apr 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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In the interest of global ocean change, weekly water samples were collected at a coastal site in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea (2007–2015). Seawater pH declined faster than expected from anthropogenic carbon dioxide increase. Total alkalinity increased, but the driver could not be identified, and it may be linked to changes in freshwater chemistry of watersheds. This is the first coastal acidification time-series providing multiyear data at high temporal resolution.