Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
The Emerging Science of a
High CO2 / Low pH Ocean


Peer-Reviewed Articles


  • Brewer, P. G. and E. T. Peltzer (2009). Limits to Marine Life. Science 324: 347-348. doi:10.1126/science.1170756. [PDF = 0.22 MB]


  • Hester, K. C., E. T. Peltzer, W. J. Kirkwood, and P. G. Brewer (2008). Unanticipated consequences of ocean acidification: A noisier ocean at lower pH. Geophysical Research Letters 35: L19601, doi:10.1029/2008GL034913. [PDF = 0.27 MB]


  • Tsouris, C., P. Szymcek, P. Taboada-Serrano, S.D. McCallum, P. Brewer, E. Peltzer, P. Walz, E. Adams, A. Chow, W.K. Johnson and J. Summers (2007). Scaled-Up Ocean Injection of CO2-Hydrate composite particles. Energy & Fuels 21: 3300-3309. doi:10.1021/ef070197h. [PDF = 1.40 MB]


  • Brewer, P.G., B. Chen, R. Warzinski, A. Baggeroer, E.T. Peltzer, R.M. Dunk, and P.M. Walz (2006). Three-dimensional acoustic monitoring and modeling of a deep-sea CO2 droplet cloud. Geophysical Research Letters 33 L23607 doi:10.1029/2006GL027181. [PDF = 0.25 MB]
  • Alendal, G., P.M. Haugan, R. Gangsto, K. Caldeira, E. Adams, P.G. Brewer, E.T. Peltzer, G. Rehder, and T. Sato (2006). Comment on “Fate of a Rising CO2 Droplets in Seawater. Environmental Science and Technology 40: 3653-3654. doi:10.1021/es052458c. [PDF = 0.04 MB]
  • White, S.N., P.G. Brewer, E.T. Peltzer (2006). Determination of gas bubble fractionation rates in the deep ocean by laser Raman spectroscopy. Marine Chemistry 99: 12-23. [PDF = 0.46 MB]


  • Dunk, R.M., E.T. Peltzer, P. Walz, P.G. Brewer (2005). Seeing a deep ocean CO2 enrichment experiment in a new light: Laser raman detection of dissolved CO2 in seawater. Environmental Science and Technology 39: 9630-9636. doi:10.1021/es0511725. [PDF = 0.39 MB]
  • Riestenberg, D., C. Tsouris, P.G. Brewer, E.T. Peltzer, P. Walz, A. Chow, E. Adams (2005). Field studies on the formation of sinking CO2 particles for ocean carbon sequestration: Effects of injector geometry on particle density and dissolution rate and model simulation of plume behavior. Environmental Science and Technology 39: 7287-7293. doi:10.1021/es050125. [PDF = 0.30 MB]
  • Nakayama, N., E.T. Peltzer, P. Walz, P.G. Brewer (2005). First results from a controlled deep sea CO2 perturbation experiment: Evidence for rapid equilibration of the oceanic CO2 system at depth. Journal of Geophysical Research 110, C09S11, doi:10.1029/2004JC002597. [PDF = 1.02 MB]
  • Brewer, P.G., E.T. Peltzer, P. Walz, I. Aya, K. Yamane, R. Kojima, Y. Nakajima, N. Nakayama, P. Haugan, T. Johannessen (2005). Deep ocean experiments with fossil fuel carbon dioxide: creation and sensing of a controlled plume at 4 km depth. Journal of Marine Research 63: 9-33. [PDF = 1.02 MB]


  • Barry, J.P., K.R. Buck, C.F. Lovera, L. Kuhnz, P.J. Whaling, E.T. Peltzer, P. Walz, P.G. Brewer (2004). Effects of direct ocean CO2 injection on deep-sea meiofauna. Journal of Oceanography 60: 759-766. [PDF = 1.78 MB]
  • Brewer, P.G., E. Peltzer, I. Aya, P. Haugan, R. Bellerby, K. Yamane, R. Kojima, P. Walz, Y. Nakajima (2004). Small scale field study of an ocean CO2 plume. Journal of Oceanography 60: 751-758. [PDF = 0.76 MB]


  • Brewer, P.G., E.T. Peltzer, G. Friederich and G. Rehder (2002). Experimental determination of the fate of rising CO2 droplets in sea water. Environmental Science Technology 36 5441-5446. [PDF = 0.16 MB]


  • Tamburri, M., E. T. Peltzer, G. Friederich, I. Aya, K. Yamane, and P. G. Brewer (2000). A field study of the effects of CO2 disposal on mobile deep-sea animals. Marine Chemistry 72: 95-101. [PDF = 0.39 MB]
  • Brewer, P.G., E. T. Peltzer, G. Friederich, I. Aya, and K. Yamane (2000). Experiments on the ocean sequestration of fossil fuel CO2: pH measurements and hydrate formation. Marine Chemistry 72: 83-93. [PDF = 3.06 MB]


  • Brewer, P. G., G. Friederich, E. T. Peltzer and F. M. Orr, Jr. (1999). Direct experiments on the ocean disposal of fossil fuel CO2. Science 284: 943-945. [PDF = 4.54 MB]
Last updated: Apr. 12, 2010
Questions? Comments? Please contact Edward Peltzer.