Marine Geochemistry: Ocean Circulation, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change by Matthieu Roy-BarmanMarine Geochemistry: Ocean Circulation, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change by Matthieu Roy-Barman

Marine Geochemistry: Ocean Circulation, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change

byMatthieu Roy-Barman, Catherine Jeandel

Paperback | October 8, 2016

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Marine geochemistry uses chemical elements and their isotopes to study how the ocean works in terms of ocean circulation, chemical composition, biological activity and atmospheric CO2 regulation. This rapidly growing field is at a crossroad for many disciplines (physical, chemical andbiological oceanography, geology, climatology, ecology, etc.). It provides important quantitative answers to questions such as: What is the deep ocean mixing rate? How much atmospheric CO2 is pumped by the ocean? How fast are pollutants removed from the ocean? How do ecosystems react toanthropogenic pressure? This text gives a simple introduction to the concepts, the methods and the applications of marine geochemistry with a particular emphasis on isotopic tracers. Overall introducing a very large number of topics (physical oceanography, ocean chemistry, isotopes, gas exchange,modelling, biogeochemical cycles), with a balance of didactic and indepth information, it provides an outline and a complete course in marine geochemistry.Throughout, the book uses a hands-on approach with worked out exercises and problems (with answers provided at the end of the book), to help the students work through the concepts presented. A broad scale approach is take including ocean physics, marine biology, ocean-climate relations, remotesensing, pollutions and ecology, so that the reader acquires a global perspective of the ocean. It also includes new topics arising from ongoing research programs. This textbook is essential reading for students, scholars, researchers and other professionals.
Matthieu Roy-Barman received his Doctorate in Fundamental Geochemistry in 1993 at the Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris, France. After 2 years of post-doc at the California Institute of Technology, USA, he joined the oceanography laboratory of Toulouse University (LEGOS), France, in 1995 as an assistant professor. In 2002, he mov...
Title:Marine Geochemistry: Ocean Circulation, Carbon Cycle and Climate ChangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:October 8, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198787502

ISBN - 13:9780198787501

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Table of Contents

1. A few bases of descriptive and physical oceanograph2. Sea water is more than salt water3. Stable isotopes4. Radioactive isotopes and radiogenic isotopes5. Box models6. Advection-diffusion models7. Development and limitations of biological activity in surface waters8. CO2 exchanges between the ocean and the atmosphere9. The little world marine particles10. Thermohaline circulation11. Ocean history and climate change

Editorial Reviews

"Marine Geochemistry provides the fundamental and novel concepts to study and understand the cycle of chemical constituents in the ocean. An excellent book for students and teachers interested in the oceans role in the earth climate system spiked with numerous great exercises." --Norbert Frank, Heidelberg University, Germany