From high latitudes to the Equator, ocean acidification variables
have a distinct pattern that can be explored here. Three different
transects have been selected in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean.
Select the variable and the scenario from the menu below
The values displayed here are the amplitude between the absolute minima in
all scenarios and the actual value. Therefore all the values are referenced
to that minimum value instead of zero.
This map displays in the Historical scenario 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.
The map is an Equirectangular projection built with the default D3.js cartographic projections.
Beware that the continental contours are based on a superimposed layer using
topographic data instead of model output.
Future scenarios RCP 8.5 and RCP 2.6 are calculated as the averaged 2080-2100 time period
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 RCP 2.6, plus CESM1-BGC for the RCP 8.5