The solubility pump is one of the two ways carbon (in the form of carbon dioxide, or CO2) is moved through the ocean and back into the atmosphere. The solubility pump utilizes ocean temperatures, deep currents, and upwelling.
Watch the video to learn about how the solubility pump works. As you watch, pay attention to the flow of the pump. Think about how the carbon is transferred from the atmosphere into the ocean, through the ocean, and then released back into the atmosphere.
|Space||Pause/Play video playback|
|Enter||Pause/Play video playback|
|m||Mute/Unmute video volume|
|Up and Down arrows||Increase and decrease volume by 10%|
|Right and Left arrows||Seek forward or backward by 5 seconds|
|0-9||Fast seek to x% of the video.|
|f||Enter or exit fullscreen. (Note: To exit fullscreen in flash press the Esc key.|
|c||Press c to toggle captions on or off|