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  • rolfharris
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    I have an essay due in on the role of the oceans in the global carbon cycle and what i can find on the internet is either too basic or totally baffling.

    Someone hit me with the basics and I’ll send you some sweets and a miniature bottle of wine.

    druidh
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    I have a carbon cycle….

    Premier Icon winstonsmith
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    ever tried books?

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Open university do a great range of basic oceanography textbooks

    You could always turn up with a painted representaion of your essay and then ask if they can guess what it is yet…

    IGMC

    MrNutt
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    subsist on a diet of beans, lentils and Brussel sprouts for two weeks prior to the deadline, on the said deadline attend class wearing nothing but a white t-shirt bearing the legend “a warning from the future” announce that there is a serious unbalance in the status quo, unleash your back doors and then set fire to the pile of everyone else’s work. Explain that was a demonstration of the futility of mans belief that knowledge will be the ultimate saviour of the human race.

    snap a pencil, leave the classroom in a cloud of thunderous methane and flames.

    I guarantee you’ll pass.

    AlasdairMc
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    Don’t be so literal in your Google searches. Think about what you’re wanting to explore in your essay and go from there.

    And don’t reference Wikipedia as a good portion of it is unsubstantiated mince.

    In fact, why don’t you just digest the baffling stuff and offer your own explanation or opinion on it?

    Smee
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    Have you used google scholar or google book search?

    bigrich
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    have you tried going to the literature and actually reading?

    start with web of science, try and find a review and go from there

    edit found this in seconds. its from nature too

    “Climate sensitivity to the carbon cycle modulated by past and future changes in ocean chemistry”

    put it into google and it’ll give you the pdf.

    and this one seems to have been cited a load.

    A NEW MODEL FOR THE ROLE OF THE OCEANS IN DETERMINING ATMOSPHERIC PCO2

    look at the citation list and there will be something there

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    I though Global did Titanium, rather than Carbon cycles?

    finbar
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    OP – are you studying geography at St Andrews by any chance?

    Premier Icon runswithscissors
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    Get hold of last sundays Times magazine (still have mine if you struggle) Four or five page article on that very subject!

    Premier Icon miketually
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    What level is this for? GCSE? A level? Degree? Phd?

    juan
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    What level is this for? GCSE? A level? Degree? Phd?

    If it is for a PhD I will be quite worried to be honest.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    I’m worried that it’s for a degree!

    finbar, yes he is…

    google books and scholar got me though 2nd yr stuff rolf…

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    Oceans are the world’s only significant carbon sinks (Tim Flannery, The Weather Makers). If they warm, the solubility of CO2 is reduced so they start releasing it in a positive feedback cycle. And we’re double f**ked.

    Oh wait, its already happening

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