University of Florida Department of Geosciences feature published May 16,2015: High Latitude Fjords – A Major Carbon Sink

fjordDr. Thomas Bianchi and Dr. Richard Smith led an international team of scientists to investigate the rate of carbon burial in the high latitude fjords of NW Europe (Norway, Sweden, Scotland), Greenland (Eastern and Western), Svalbard, Western Canada (British Columbia), Eastern Canada (sub-Arctic and Arctic), Alaska, Chile, New Zealand and Antarctica. In a recent article published in Nature Geoscience High rates of organic carbon burial in fjord sediments globally the team concluded that fjords may play an important role in climate regulation.



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