Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry

ISBN-10: 0120885301
ISBN-13: 9780120885305
Edition: 2nd 2009
Authors: Susan Libes
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Description: An Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry focuses on the ocean's role in the biogeochemical cycling of selected elements and the impact of humans on the cycling of these elements. Among the topics covered are the chemical composition of seawater  More...

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List price: $82.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 2/5/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 928
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.268
Language: English

An Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry focuses on the ocean's role in the biogeochemical cycling of selected elements and the impact of humans on the cycling of these elements. Among the topics covered are the chemical composition of seawater from the perspectives of elemental speciation and the impacts of solutes on water's physical behavior; biogeochemical phenomena which control accumulation and preservation of marine sediments; marine chemistry of radioactive and stable isotopes; and seawater pollution. The book contains many examples as well as steady-state models to aid readers in understanding this growing and complex science.. *The focus of Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry is the concept of the ocean as a system, linking land and atmospheric processes. *The text integrates the most current research, allowing students to learn concepts in context *Includes detailed coverage of computational aspects *Offers an online companion site, including a full study guide, available for students

. The Physical Chemistry of Seawater
The Crustal-Ocean-Atmosphere Factory
The Waters of the Sea
Seasalt is more than NaCl
Salinity as a Conservative Tracer
The Nature of Chemical Transformation in the Ocean
Gas Solubility and Exchange Across the Air-Sea Interface
The Redox Chemistry of Seawater
The Importance of Oxygen
Organic Matter: Production and Destruction
Vertical Segregation of the Biolimiting Elements
Horizontal Segregation of the Biolimiting Elements
Trace Elements in Seawater
Diagenesis
The Chemistry of Marine Sediments
Classification of Sediments
Clay Minerals and other Detrital Silicates
Calcite, Alkalinity and the pH of Seawater
Biogenic Silica
Evaporites
Iron-Manganese Nodules and other Hydrogeneous Minerals
Metalliferous Sediments and Other Hydrothermal Deposits
Global Pattern of Sediment Distribution
Why Seawater is Salty but not too Salty
Organic Biogeochemistry
Marine Biogeochemistry: An Overview
The Production and Destruction of Organic Compounds in the Sea
The Marine Nitrogen and Phosphorous Cycles
The Marine Carbon Cycle and Global Climate Change
The Origin of Petroleum in the Marine Enviroment
Organic Products from the Sea: Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals, Food Additives and Cosmoceuticals
Marine Pollution
Marine Pollution: The Ocean as a Waste Space
Appendicex
Glossary
Index

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