This is a CASE project with Cefas. Scientific Rationale. The shallow seas over continental shelves are an important sink in the global carbon cycle and therefore have a large impact on Earth’s climate.
Prof C Le Quere, Dr A Manning, Prof P Friedlingstein
8 January 2019
Scientific background. Over half of the CO2 emitted to the atmosphere by human activities is absorbed by the natural carbon ’sinks’ on land and in the ocean, leaving a fraction of the emissions in the atmosphere.
Background. We will explore how violent natural flows, such as flash-floods, can move large boulders. A large boulder may measure several metres across, weighing thousands of tonnes, and it spends most of its time at rest.
Fluid motion is vital to the function of healthy plants. For example, transpiration causes water to be drawn upwards from root to leaf through the conducting elements of the xylem, and pressure-driven flow carries the products of photosynthesis through the phloem.