- Discusses a current understanding of the biogeochemical processes on land and ocean
- Provides global mapping of primary production based on satellite imagery data and modelling
- Presents the latest interpretations of relationships between carbon cycle and climatic change
1. Long-term trend of the partial pressure of CO2 in surface waters and sea-air CO2 flux in the equatorial Pacific (H.Y. Inoue et al).
2. G.lobal change and oceanic primary productivity: effects of ocean-atmosphere-biological feedbacks (A.J. Miller et al).
3. Comparison in seasonal variations of primary production measured by 13C spiked incubations around Japan (K. Yokouchi et al).
4. Depth and tme resolved primary productivity model examined for optical properties of water (I. Asanuma).
5. Settling particles in the central North Pacific (H. Kawahata).
6. Understanding biogeochemical processes in the Pacific Ocean on the basis of labile components of settling particles (L.P. Gupta, H. Kawahata).
Part 2. Marine carbon cycle in response to climatic change.
7. Monsoonal impacts on the biological pump in the northern indian ocean as discerend from sediment trap experiments (T. Rixen, V. Ittekkot).
8. Variability of the Indonesian throughflow: A review and model-to-data comparison (A. Shiller, S. Wijffels, J. Sprintall).
9. Coral records of the 1990s in the tropical northwest Pacific: ENSO, mass coral bleaching, and global warming (A. Suzuki et al).
10. Recent advances in coral biomineralization with implications for paleo-climatology: a brief overview. (T. Watabane et al).
11. Potential feedback mechanism between phytoplankton and upper ocean circulation through oceanic radiative transfer process induced by phytroplabnkton-- numerical ocean general circulation models and an analytocal solutions (S. Nakamoto et al).
12. Precession and ENSO-like variability in the Equatorial Indo-pacific Ocean (L. Beaufort).
Part 3. Terrestrial carbon cycle.
13. Methods of estimating plant productivity and CO2 flux in agro-ecosystems – liking measurements, process models and remotely sensed information (Y. Inoue, A. Olioso).