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Gases in our oceans and atmosphere

Past event - 2019
22 May 7:00 PM: Doors open
7:30 PM: Event starts
9:30 PM: End of the event
Sticky Wicket, 919 Douglas St,
Victoria V8W 2C2
Just like beer, our planet is made of gases. Come join us at the Sticky Wicket to find out where we breath comes from and how we can measure the carbon in the ocean!

Where did the air come from?

Colin Goldblatt (Associate Professor, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria)
We breath oxygen, carbon dioxide keeps the planet warm, and most of the
atmosphere is nitrogen. But why? The composition of Earth’s atmosphere
has changed vastly as Earth has evolved - and if we jumped back in time,
we’d be pretty short of breath. From the start of the atmosphere outgassing
from the primitive Earth’s magma ocean, through loss to space, volcanic
emissions, burial to the rocks, and every kind of biological meddling, I’ll
explain how the air came to be.
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Robots Observing Ocean Carbon

Roberta Hamme (Associate Professor, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria)
Gases in the ocean affect us in ways we may not even realize. We hear about rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and climate change, but did you know that the ocean contains over forty times as much carbon as the atmosphere and is absorbing more carbon dioxide every day? How much and how fast? Exciting, new robotic technologies, together with ships, are offering the means of making better measurements of ocean carbon to answer these questions.
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Kelp and Earth history

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