Toward a Standard, User-Friendly Chemical Speciation Model for Seawater and Estuarine Waters

Session ID#: 10170

Session Description:
There is at present no community-agreed model for calculating speciation – particularly of key trace metals, the carbonate system, and including the various definitions of pH – in oceanic and estuarine environments. Consequently, chemical speciation calculations are often of uncertain accuracy, and are neither traceable nor repeatable by others. SCOR Working Group 145 aims to (i) develop an internationally agreed speciation model based on the Pitzer equations to address these problems, and (ii) make this model available through a user-friendly web tool. This Town Hall meeting will present the draft scope of the model and seek comments from potential users.
Primary Contact:  David R Turner, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Presenters:  Simon L Clegg, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom and Sylvia Gertrud Sander, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • AH - Ocean Change: Acidification and Hypoxia
  • B - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients
  • CT - Chemical Tracers, DOM and Trace Metals
  • EC - Estuarine and Coastal

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