The Effects of UV Radiation in the Marine Environment

The Effects of UV Radiation in the Marine Environment

by Stephen De Mora
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521632188

ISBN-13: 9780521632188

Pub. Date: 12/28/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The increased UV radiation on Earth has far-reaching consequences. This book provides a comprehensive review of UV radiation effects in the marine environment. A team of respected contributors provide multidisciplinary coverage, discussing all aspects from a physical, chemical and biological perspective. The book begins by describing the attenuation of UV radiation

Overview

The increased UV radiation on Earth has far-reaching consequences. This book provides a comprehensive review of UV radiation effects in the marine environment. A team of respected contributors provide multidisciplinary coverage, discussing all aspects from a physical, chemical and biological perspective. The book begins by describing the attenuation of UV radiation in the atmosphere and sea water, outlining the photochemical reactions involved and highlighting the role that such chemistry can play in influencing the biogeochemical cycling of various elements. Coverage then goes on to detail the consequences of such radiation on organisms ranging from viruses and bacteria through phytoplankton and zooplankton to fish and mammals. Strategies adopted to mitigate these harmful repercussions are also discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521632188
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2011
Series:
Cambridge Environmental Chemistry Series , #10
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Stephen de Mora; 1. Enhanced UV radiation - a new problem for the marine environment Robert Whitehead, Stephen de Mora and Serge Demers; 2. UV physics and optics Susana Diaz, John Morrow and Charles Booth; 3. Spectral weighting functions for quantifying effects of ultraviolet radiation in marine ecosystems Patrick Neale; 4. Marine photochemistry and its impact on carbon cycling Kenneth Mopper and David Kieber; 5. Photochemical production of biological substrates David Kieber; 6. Mechanisms of UV damage to aquatic organisms Warwick Vincent and Patrick Neale; 7. Strategies for the minimisation of UV-induced damage Suzanne Roy; 8. Ultraviolet radiation effects on heterotrophic bacterioplankton and viruses in marine ecosystems Wade Jeffrey, Jason Kase and Steven Wilhelm; 9. Effects of ultraviolet radiation on the physiology and ecology of marine phytoplankton Maria Vernet; 10. Impact of solar UV radiation on zooplankton and fish Horacio Zagarese and Craig Williamson; 11. Implications of UV radiation on the food web structure and consequences on the carbon flow Behzad Mostajir, Serge Demers, Stephen de Mora, Robert Bukata and John Jerome.

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