Marine Geochemistry by Roy ChesterMarine Geochemistry by Roy Chester

Marine Geochemistry

byRoy Chester, Tim D. Jickells

Paperback | October 8, 2012

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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.

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Roy Chester recently retired from his post as the Proudman Professor of Oceanography in what was then the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Liverpool. During his career he wrote over 140 scientific publications, and in 1999 was awarded the Hans Pettersson Bronze Medal by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He is also...
Title:Marine GeochemistryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:420 pages, 9.7 × 7.5 × 0.8 inPublished:October 8, 2012Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1405187344

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Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition vii

1 Introduction 1

Part I The Global Journey: Material Sources 7

2 The input of material to the ocean reservoir 9

3 The transport of material to the oceans: the fluvial pathway 11

4 The transport of material to the oceans: the atmospheric pathway 52

5 The transport of material to the oceans: the hydrothermal pathway 83

6 The transport of material to the oceans: relative fl ux magnitudes 92

Part II The Global Journey: The Ocean Reservoir 125

7 Descriptive oceanography: water-column parameters 127

8 Air–sea gas exchange 154

9 Nutrients oxygen organic carbon and the carbon cycle in seawater 163

10 Particulate material in the oceans 208

11 Trace elements in the oceans 223

12 Down-column fl uxes and the benthic boundary layer 253

Part III The Global Journey: Material Sinks 271

13 Marine sediments 273

14 Sediment interstitial waters and diagenesis 290

15 The components of marine sediments 321

16 Unscrambling the sediment-forming chemical signals 352

Part IV The Global Journey: Synthesis 389

17 Marine geochemistry: an overview 391

Index 405

Colour plate pages fall between pp. 216 and 217.