Marine Geochemistry / Edition 2

Marine Geochemistry / Edition 2

by Roy Chester
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405101725

ISBN-13: 9781405101721

Pub. Date: 01/27/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Marine Geochemistry offers a fully comprehensive and integrated treatment of the chemistry of the oceans, their sediments and biota. The first edition of the book received strong critical acclaim and was described as ‘a standard text for years to come.’ This third edition of Marine Geochemistry has been written at a time when the

Overview

Marine Geochemistry offers a fully comprehensive and integrated treatment of the chemistry of the oceans, their sediments and biota. The first edition of the book received strong critical acclaim and was described as ‘a standard text for years to come.’ This third edition of Marine Geochemistry has been written at a time when the role of the oceans in the Earth System is becoming increasingly apparent.

 Following the successful format adopted previously, this new edition treats the oceans as a unified entity, and addresses the question ‘how do the oceans work as a chemical system?’  To address this question, the text has been updated to cover recent advances in our understanding of topics such as the carbon chemistry of the oceans, nutrient cycling and its effect on marine chemistry, the acidification of sea water, and the role of the oceans in climate change. In addition, the importance of shelf seas in oceanic cycles has been re-evaluated in the light of new research.

Marine Geochemistry offers both undergraduate and graduate students and research workers an integrated approach to one of the most important reservoirs in the Earth System.

Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/chester/marinegeochemistry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405101721
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/27/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Preface of the first edition.

Preface of the second edition.

Acknowledgements.

Symbols andconcentration units.

List of abbreviations and acronyms.

Introduction.

Part I: The Global Journey: Material Sources:.

The Input of Material To The Ocean Reservoir.

The Transport of Material To The Oceans: The River Pathway.

The Transport of Material To The Oceans: The Atmospheric Pathway.

The Transport of Material To The Oceans: The Hydrothermal Pathway.

The Transport of Material To The Oceans: Relative Flux Magnitudes.

Part II: The Global Journey: The Ocean Reservoir:.

Descriptive Oceanography: Water Column Parameters.

Dissolved Gases In Sea Water.

Nutrients, Organic Carbon and The Carbon Cycle In Sea Water.

Particulate Material In The Oceans.

Trace Elements In The Oceans.

Down-Column Fluxes and The Benthic Boundary Layer.

Part III: The Global Journey: Material Sinks:.

Marine Sediments.

Sediment Interstital Waters and Diagenesis.

The Components of Marine Sediments.

Unscrambling The Sediment-Forming Chemical Signals.

Part IV: The Global Journey: Synthesis:.

Marine Geochemistry: An Overview.

Index

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