Chemical Oceanography and the Marine Carbon Cycle [NOOK Book]

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The principles of chemical oceanography provide insight into the processes regulating the marine carbon cycle. These topics are essential to understanding the role of the ocean in regulating the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere and climate on both human and geologic time scales.

Chemical Oceanography and the Marine Carbon Cycle provides both a background in chemical oceanography and a description of how chemical elements in seawater and ocean sediments can be used as ...

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Overview

The principles of chemical oceanography provide insight into the processes regulating the marine carbon cycle. These topics are essential to understanding the role of the ocean in regulating the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere and climate on both human and geologic time scales.

Chemical Oceanography and the Marine Carbon Cycle provides both a background in chemical oceanography and a description of how chemical elements in seawater and ocean sediments can be used as tracers of physical, biological, chemical, and geological processes in the ocean. The book begins with a description of ocean circulation and biological processes, and then moves on to discuss the chemicals that are dissolved in seawater. Subsequent chapters focus on why the ocean has the chemistry that it does, rather than on details of what is there. The first seven chapters present basic topics of thermodynamics, isotope systematics, and carbonate chemistry, and explain the influence of life on ocean chemistry and how it has evolved in the recent (glacial-interglacial) past. This is followed by topics essential to understanding the carbon cycle, including organic geochemistry, air-sea gas exchange, diffusion and reaction kinetics, the marine and atmosphere carbon cycle, and diagenesis in marine sediments.

Developed by two well-known professors of oceanography, Chemical Oceanography and the Marine Carbon Cycle is an ideal textbook for upper-level undergraduates and graduates in oceanography, environmental chemistry, geochemistry, and earth science. It is also a valuable reference for researchers in oceanography.

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"...an ideal accompanying text for my courses in marine cycling of elements for M. Sc. students in biology and for graduate students from various disciplines. It could be seen as a travel guide to a country with a quite diverse landscape of basic concepts and a rapidly evolving society of new observations and interpretations. A travel guide has to cover many different topics on a limited number of pages...[the authors] manage this without compromising the usefulness of this book. ...They review contradicting interpretations openly stating their opinions and highlight many open questions, which will keep the next generations of researchers busy. I will certainly use this book and recommend it to my students and colleagues." - Dieter Wolf-Gladrow, Quarterly Review of Biology

"The text is a solid introduction to the concepts, models, equations, and techniques governing the field of marine carbon chemistry and carbon cycling. ...Recommended." - B. Ransom, CHOICE

"...This book will make an excellent primary text for an upper level or graduate chemical oceanography course as well as an excellent reference for the advanced enthusiast. ... The careful presentation of important oceanographic 'problems' interspersed with the necessary review of pure chemistry, biology, and earth science makes this book appropriate for a very broad audience. It is a much-needed addition to the tools for teaching chemical oceanography at both the undergraduate and graduate levels."
- Oceanography

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107086005
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • File size: 34 MB
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Meet the Author

Steven Emerson is Professor of Oceanography at the University of Washington, specialising in inorganic geochemistry. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and has worked in Europe as well as the US.

The late John Hedges was Professor of Oceanography at the University of Washington, specialising in organic geochemistry. He was the recipient in 2000 of the Geochemical Society's Alfred R. Treibs Award for lifetime achievement.

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Table of Contents

I Introduction to chemical oceanography 1

1 Oceanography background: dissolved chemicals, circulation and biology in the sea 3

2 Geochemical mass balance: dissolved chemical inflow and outflow from the ocean 33

3 Thermodynamics background 63

4 Carbonate Chemistry 101

5 Stable and radioactive isotopes 134

6 Life processes in the ocean 173

7 Paleoceanography and paleoclimatology 219

II Advanced topics in marine geochemistry 259

8 Marine organic geochemistry Kenia Whitehead Whitehead, Kenia 261

9 Molecular diffusion and reaction rates 303

10 Gases and air-water exchange 340

11 The global carbon cycle: interactions between the atmosphere and ocean 372

12 Chemical reactions in marine sediments 404

Index 445

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