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An Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry

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By: Susan M Libes
910 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Academic Press
An Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry
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This text emphasises the interaction of humans with the oceans, as well as the central role which the ocean plays in the global biogeochemical cycling of materials on Earth. It covers all the major fields involved in marine chemistry - biological, geological, and chemical.

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Partial table of contents:. THE PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF SEAWATER. The Crustal-Ocean Factory. The Waters of the Sea. Salinity as a Conservative Tracer. Gas Solubility and Exchange Across the Air-Sea Interface. THE REDOX CHEMISTRY OF SEAWATER. The Importance of Oxygen. Vertical Segregation of the Biolimiting Elements. Horizontal Segregation of the Biolimiting Elements. Trace Metals in Seawater. THE CHEMISTRY OF MARINE SEDIMENTS. Classification of Sediments. Calcite, Alkalinity, and the pH of Seawater. Biogenic Silica. Iron-Manganese Nodules and Other Hydrogenous Minerals. ORGANIC BIOGEOCHEMISTRY. The Production and Destruction of Organic Compounds in the Sea. The Marine Nitrogen Cycle. The Marine Carbon Cycle and the Carbon Dioxide Problem. The Origin of Petroleum in the Marine Environment. ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY. Measuring Rates and Dates: The Use of Radioisotopes in the Study of Marine Processes. Reading the Sedimentary Record: The Use of Stable Isotopes in the Study of Paleoceanography. MARINE POLLUTION. The Fate of Pollutants in the Coastal Ocean. Appendices. Glossary. Index.

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Textbook
By: Susan M Libes
910 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Academic Press
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