Using geothermal energy to mix the ocean

Section P18 of WOCE (World Ocean Circulation Experiment) showing nitrate concentration of the Eastern Pacific from 67 deg South in the Southern Ocean on the left to Baja California on the right of the image. The maximum concentration lies between 1500 m and 500 m depth North of 25 S. There is very little nitrate South of 45 S where the ocean is well mixed. The peaks in the bathymetry near 26 S are due to a mid-ocean ridge called the East Pacific Rise near Easter Island.

This huge mass of nitrate can be brought to the surface to support a new fishery and sequester CO2.



Summary Overview Thin Pipe Yield Megapump Fishery
CO2 Costs Rivals Side Effects Conclusions References


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