Biogeochemistry of Inland Waters - 1st Edition

Biogeochemistry of Inland Waters

1st Edition

Editors: Gene E. Likens
Imprint: Academic Press
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A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Biogeochemistry of Inland Waters examines the transformation, flux and cycling of chemical compounds in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, combining aspects of biology, ecology, geology, and chemistry. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, they are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers.

Key Features

This derivative text describes biogeochemical cycles of organic and inorganic elements and compounds in freshwater ecosystems.


Professionals and teachers in the fields of limnology, aquatic ecology, environmental engineering, hydrology and environmental science.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Biogeochemistry of Inland Waters and Factors Affecting Flux and Cycling of  Chemicals, G. E. Likens

Properties of Water
 Chemical Properties of Water, J.H. Aldstadt III, H.A. Bootsma, J.L. Ammerman
 Physical Properties of Water, K.M. Stewart
 Pressure, J.F. Atkinson
 Gas Exchange at the Air-Water Interface, D.L. Bade
 Light, Photolytic Reactivity and Chemical Products, A.V. Vähätalo

 Hydrological Cycle and Water Budgets, T.N. Narasimhan
 Atmospheric Water and Precipitation, K. Fienberg, E. Foufoula-Georgiou
 Snow and Ice, G. Hornberger, T.C. Winter
  Evapotranspiration, G. Katul, K. Novick
 Fluvial Export, M. Meybeck
 Ground Water, W.M. Alley
 Ground Water and Surface Water Interaction, H.M. Valett, R.W. Sheibley
 Groundwater Chemistry, J.W. LaBaugh
 Fluvial Transport of Suspended Solids, P.Y. Julien
 Streams, E. Wohl
 Rivers, P.A. Bukaveckas
 Springs, D.S. Glazier
 Vadose Water, J.R. Nimmo
 Wetland Hydrology, R.W. Tiner

Hydrodynamics and Mixing in Lakes, Reservoirs, Wetlands and Rivers
 Biological-Physical Interactions, C.S. Reynolds
 Density Stratification and Stability, B. Boehrer, M. Schultze
 The Surface Mixed Layer in Lakes and Reservoirs, S.G. Monismith, S. MacIntyre
 Small-Scale Turbulence and Mixing: Energy Fluxes in Stratified Lakes, Wüest, A.Lorke

The Benthic Boundary Layer (in Rivers, Lakes, and Reservoirs), A. Lorke, S. MacIntyre
 Currents in Rivers, A.N. Sukhodolov, H.-P. Kozerski, B.L. Rhoads
 Currents in Stratified Water Bodies 1: Density-Driven Flows, F. Peeters, R. Kipfer
 Currents in Stratified Water Bodies 2: Internal Waves, L. Boegman
 Currents in Stratified Water Bodies 3: Effects of Rotation, J.P. Antenucci
 Currents in the Upper Mixed Layer and in Unstra


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About the Editor

Gene E. Likens