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EGU General Assembly 2023

April 23 April 28

The EGU General Assembly 2023 (23–28 April 2023, Vienna, Austria and online) brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

GEOTRACES session:

OS3.1, Response of ocean biogeochemical cycles to past, present and future climate change
Convener: Alessandro Tagliabue | Co-conveners: Charlotte Laufkötter, Christopher Somes, Camille Richon


Abstract submission
Climate induced alterations to net primary production act alongside changes to biogeochemical cycling of oxygen and nutrients to affect marine ecosystem structure and function, as well as the ocean carbon cycle on decadal to centennial timescales. Climate change is driving alterations to these key components of ocean health, both via long term changes and the emergence of extremes. The 6th Climate Model Intercomparison Project provides new opportunities to analyze the long-term changes in biogeochemistry under different emissions scenarios, as well as to explore the emergence and potential impacts of extremes. Additionally, historical variability linked to climate oscillations such as ENSO and the Southern Annular Mode provide an opportunity to bring insights from observed changes and impacts. Moreover, isotope systems and proxies are often used in paleoclimate and paleoceanography across geologic timescales of climate change to interpret past environmental changes in Earth’s history. Their interpretation relies heavily on these isotope systems’ budget in the ocean.

This session invites submissions, from both observations and modelling efforts, that address the impact of climate change operating over multiple timescales on net primary production, biogeochemical cycling of nutrients and oxygen, and the ocean carbon cycle, including cascading effects for marine ecosystems to modulate biodiversity and ecosystem services.