Chemical Oceanography

Chemical Oceanography

2nd Edition - January 28, 1976

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  • Editors: J. P. Riley, R. Chester
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483257587

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 428
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: January 28, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483257587

About the Editors

J. P. Riley

R. Chester

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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