COVID-19 Update: We are currently shipping orders daily. However, due to transit disruptions in some geographies, deliveries may be delayed. To provide all customers with timely access to content, we are offering 50% off Science and Technology Print & eBook bundle options. Terms & conditions.
Chemical Oceanography - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780125886062, 9781483257587

Chemical Oceanography

2nd Edition

Editors: J. P. Riley R. Chester
eBook ISBN: 9781483257587
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1976
Page Count: 428
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


Chemical Oceanography, Second Edition, Volume 6, provides an overview of the state of knowledge in chemical oceanography. The present volume contains five chapters that focus on marine sediments. It begins with a discussion of the process of chemical diagenesis in sediments. Subsequent chapters deal with the factors that regulate the input and diagenesis of organic matter in sediments; interstitial waters of marine sediments; the mineralogy and geochemistry of near-shore sediments; and the geochemistry of deep-sea sediments.

Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume 6


Contents of Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Symbols and Units Used in the Text

Chapter 30 Chemical Diagenesis in Sediments

30.1 Introduction

30.2 Changes in Organic Constituents

30.3 Redox and pH Controls in Sediments

30.4 Diagenesis of Major and Minor Elements


Chapter 31 Factors Controlling the Distribution and Early Diagenesis of Organic Material in Marine Sediments

31.1 Introduction

31.2 Selection of Data

31.3 Environmental Factors Regulating the Input of Organic Matter to Sediments

31.4 Factors Determining the Diagenesis of the Organic Matter in Sediments

31.5 Palaeoenvironmental Criteria

31.6 Summary and Conclusions


Chapter 32 Interstitial Waters of Marine Sediments

32.1 Introduction and Historical Background

32.2 Sampling of Interstitial Waters

32.3 Distribution and Major Results of Interstitial Water Studies

32.4 Diagenesis

32.5 The Influence of Sea Floor Sediments on Ocean Waters


Chapter 33 The Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Near-Shore Sediments

33.1 Introduction

33.2 Sedimentological Considerations

33.3 Composition of Marine Sediments

33.4 Detrital Sediments

33.5 Biogenous Sediments

33.6 Authigenic Components in Near-shore Sediments

33.7 Oxic and Anoxic Sediments

33.8 The Geochemical Balance and Near-shore Sediments



Chapter 34 The Geochemistry of Deep-Sea Sediments

34.1 Introduction

34.2 The Distribution of the Chemical Elements in Deep-Sea Sediments

34.2.1 Introduction

34.2.2 Major Elements

34.2.3 Trace Elements


Subject Index


No. of pages:
© Academic Press 1976
28th January 1976
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:

About the Editors

J. P. Riley

R. Chester

Affiliations and Expertise

Oceangraphy Laboratories, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool, England

Ratings and Reviews