The global distribution of ocean acidification variables can be explored in this map, just by selecting the
different variables on the list. Drag to rotate and scroll to zoom on the map.
Select a variable on the list:
The future evolution of ocean acidification variables largely depend on the different scenarios forecasted by the
IPCC standards. Select the different RCPs on the list below.
This map displays the averaged 1980-2000 time period as the mean of an ensemble of CMIP5
models, namely CESM1-BGC, CNRM-ESM1, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, HadGEM2-ES, IPSL-CM5A-LR,
IPSL-CM5A-MR, MPI-ESM-LR and MPI-ESM-MR using the Historical simulation.
The map is an orthogonal projection created in D3.js with zonal contours. The continental
area is based on topographic data, being the model continents a feature with much coarser
Future scenarios are calculated as the averaged 2080-2100 time period in the
either Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 2.6 or RCP 8.5 scenario,
as the mean of several CMIP5 models.
In this case these models are: CNRM-ESM1, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, HadGEM2-ES, IPSL-CM5A-LR,
IPSL-CM5A-MR, MPI-ESM-LR and MPI-ESM-MR for RCP2.6 plus CESM1-BGC for the RCP8.5