How Northern European waters soak up carbon dioxide

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The seas around the UK and the rest of northern Europe take up a staggering 24 million tonnes of carbon each year.

It is a mass equivalent to two million double-decker buses or 72,000 747 jets.

The number was produced by scientists studying the movement of carbon dioxide into and out of the oceans.

The team, led by Heriot-Watt University and Exeter University, has produced a software "engine" that will allow other scientists to do the same for different parts of the globe.

Period25 Feb 2016

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  • TitleHow Northern European waters soak up carbon dioxide
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date25/02/16
    DescriptionThe seas around the UK and the rest of northern Europe take up a staggering 24 million tonnes of carbon each year.

    It is a mass equivalent to two million double-decker buses or 72,000 747 jets.

    The number was produced by scientists studying the movement of carbon dioxide into and out of the oceans.

    The team, led by Heriot-Watt University and Exeter University, has produced a software "engine" that will allow other scientists to do the same for different parts of the globe.
    Producer/AuthorJonathan Amos
    URLwww.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35654938
    PersonsLonneke Goddijn-Murphy