Geochemistry of Earth Surface Systems

A derivative of the Treatise on Geochemistry

Edited by

  • Heinrich D Holland, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Karl Turekian, Yale University, Connecticut, USA

Geochemistry of Earth Surface Systems offers an interdisciplinary reference for scientists, researchers and upper undergraduate and graduate level geochemistry students a sampling of articles on earth surface processes from The Treatise on Geochemistry that is more affordable than the full Treatise. For professionals, this volume will provide an overview of the field as a whole. For students, it will provide more in-depth introductory content than is found in broad-based geochemistry textbooks. Articles were selected from chapters across all volumes of the full Treatise, and include: Volcanic Degassing, Hydrothermal Processes, The Contemporary Carbon Cycle, Global Occurrence of Major Elements in Rivers, Organic Matter in the Contemporary Ocean, The Biological Pump, and Evolution of Sedimentary Rocks.
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professionals, researchers, and upper level undergraduate and graduate geochemistry students


Book information

  • Published: September 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-096706-6

Table of Contents

1. Volcanic degassing

2. Hydrothermal processes

3. The contemporary carbon cycle

4. The global sulfur cycle

5. The history of planetary degassing as recorded by noble gases

6. Natural weathering rates of silicate minerals

7. Soil formation

8. Global occurrence of major elements in rivers

9. Trace elements in river waters

10. The geologic history of the carbon cycle

11. Organic matter in the contemporary ocean

12. The biological pump

13. The biological pump in the past

14. The oceanic CaCO3 cycle

15. The global oxygen cycle

16. The global nitrogen cycle

17. Evolution of sedimentary rocks

18. Generation of mobile components during subduction of oceanic crust

Appendix 1, 2, 3, and 4