Description

An Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry focuses on the ocean's role in the biogeochemical cycling of selected elements and the impact of humans on the cycling of these elements. Among the topics covered are the chemical composition of seawater from the perspectives of elemental speciation and the impacts of solutes on water's physical behavior; biogeochemical phenomena which control accumulation and preservation of marine sediments; marine chemistry of radioactive and stable isotopes; and seawater pollution. The book contains many examples as well as steady-state models to aid readers in understanding this growing and complex science..

Key Features

*The focus of Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry is the concept of the ocean as a system, linking land and atmospheric processes. *The text integrates the most current research, allowing students to learn concepts in context *Includes detailed coverage of computational aspects *Offers an online companion site, including a full study guide, available for students

Readership

Students in marine chemistry, chemical oceanography, marine geochemistry and marine science.

Details

No. of pages:
928
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780120885305
Electronic ISBN:
9780080916644

About the author

Susan Libes

Affiliations and Expertise

Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC, USA