The Benthic Boundary Layer: Transport Processes and Biogeochemistry

Hardcover | December 15, 2000

EditorBernard P. Boudreau, Bo Barker Jorgensen

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Bernard P. Boudreau is a 2011 Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada.The benthic boundary layer is the zone of water and sediment immediately adjacent to the bottom of a sea, lake, or river. This zone is of considerable interest to biologists, geochemists, sedimentologists, and engineers because of very strong gradients of energy, dissolved and solid chemicalcomponents, suspended matter, and the number of organisms that live there. It is, for example, the sink for anthropogenic substances and the home of microscopic plant life that provides the nutrients that determine fish populations--and ultimately the size of the fisheries. This book of originalchapters edited by Professors Boudreau and Jorgensen, both leading researchers in the field, will meet the need for an up-to-date, definitive text/reference on measurements, techniques, and models for transport and biochemical processes in the benthic boundary layer. Each chapter provides acomprehensive review of a selected field, with illustrated examples from the authors' own work. The book will appeal to professionals and researchers in marine biology, marine chemistry, marine engineering, and sedimentology.

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Bernard P. Boudreau is a 2011 Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada.The benthic boundary layer is the zone of water and sediment immediately adjacent to the bottom of a sea, lake, or river. This zone is of considerable interest to biologists, geochemists, sedimentologists, and engineers because of very strong gradients of energy, disso...

Bernard P. Boudreau is at the Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University. Bo Barker Jorgensen is at Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:December 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195118812

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Contributors1. Bernard P. Boudreau and Bo Barker Jorgensen: Introduction2. W. Brian Dade, Andrew J. Hogg, and Bernard P. Boudreau: Physics of Flow above the Sediment-Water Interface3. Arzhang Khalili, Markus Huetell, and Wolfgang Merzkirch: Fine-Scale Flow Measurements in the Benthic Boundary Layer4. Paul S. Hill and I. N. McCave: Suspended Particle Transport in Benthic Boundary Layers5. Bernard P. Boudreau: Solute Transport above the Sediment-Water Interface6. David M. Paterson: The Fine Structure and Properties of the Sediment Surface7. Markus Huettel and Ian T. Webster: Porewater Flow in Permeable Sediments8. Michael Kuhl and Neil Peter Revsbech: Biogeochemical Microsensors for Boundary Layer Studies9. Bo Barker Jorgensen and Bernard P. Boudreau: Diagenesis and Sediment-Water Exchange10. Clare E. Reimers, Richard A. Jahnke, and Lairenz Thomsen: In Situ Sampling in the Benthic Boundary Layer11. Robert C. Aller: Transport and Reactions in the Bioirrigated Zone12. Richard A. Jahnke: Constraining Organic Matter Cycling with Benthic Fluxes13. Peter A. Jumars, James E. Eckman, and Evamaria Koch: Macroscopic Animals and Plants in Benthic Flows14. Bo Barker Jorgensen: Life in the Diffusive Boundary Layer15. Interfacial Microbial Mats and BiofilmsList of Common SymbolsIndex