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Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter

Interest in marine dissolved organic matter (DOM) is very high because it plays an important role in oceanic and global carbon cycling, which in turn impacts weather. Understanding the processes involved in the transformations of carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen, and other major elements in the oceans has been a primary goal of marine biogeochemists and oceanographers over the past decade.This book, in 16 chapters with over 170 figures and tables, reports on the major advances in this area by a distinguished group of international chemical and biological oceanographers. Additionally, it focuses on the role of DOM in elemental cycling - where the greatest informational need currently exists.

Hardbound, 774 Pages

Published: June 2002

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-323841-2


  • "Hansell and Carlson have assembled a team of international experts to produce the definitive, authoritative reference work on the chemistry and ecology of marine DOM. Anyone requiring a key to the literature of marine organic geochemistry and contemporary DOM research should have this volume within easy reach!" --Donald L. Rice, Chemical Oceanography Program, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A. "...essential reading and a valuable reference book for marine scientists from a wide number of disciplines—chemists, microbiologists and specialists in optics of natural waters. Hansell and Carlson are to be congratulated for their vision of the structure of the book and its timing, and the authors for thoroughness of coverage in the chapters. --Peter J. LeB. Williams, School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, U.K. "This book is both an excellent textbook for students wishing to study the biogeochemical role of DOM in the oceans, as well as an outstanding reference text for researchers wishing to consult a well-written, well-edited text that is both informative and interesting...I am sure that many of the chapters will soon become essential reading for many oceanography and biogeochemistry courses." --Emma J. Rochelle-Newall, Laboratoire d'Oceanographie de Villefranche sur Mer EGS Newsletter, 31-January 2003


  • Why Dissolved Organics Matter.Analytical Methods for Total DOM Pools.Chemical Composition and Reactivity.Production and Removal Processes.Dynamics of DON.Dynamics of DOP.Marine Colloids and Trace Metals.Carbon Isotopic Composition of DOM.Photochemistry and the Cycling of Carbon, Sulfur, Nitrogen and Phosphorus.Chromophoric DOM in the Coastal Environment.Chromophoric DOM in the Open Ocean.DOM in the Coastal Zone.Sediment Pore Waters.DOC in the Arctic Ocean.DOC in the Global Ocean Carbon Cycle.Modeling DOM Biogeochemistry.


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