An Introduction to the Chemistry of the Sea

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/28/2013
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Fully updated and expanded, this new edition provides students with an accessible introduction to marine chemistry. It highlights geochemical interactions between the ocean, solid earth, atmosphere and climate, enabling students to appreciate the interconnectedness of Earth's processes and systems and elucidates the huge variations in the oceans' chemical environment, from surface waters to deep water. Written in a clear, engaging way, the book provides students in oceanography, marine chemistry and biogeochemistry with the fundamental tools they need for a strong understanding of ocean chemistry. Appendices present information on seawater properties, key equations and constants for calculating oceanographic processes. New to this edition are end-of-chapter problems for students to put theory into practice, summaries to allow easy review of material and a comprehensive glossary. Supporting online resources include solutions to problems and figures from the book.

Table of Contents

The water in seawater
Salinity, chlorinity, conductivity, and density
Major constituents of seawater
Simple gases
Salts in solution
Carbon dioxide
Trace metals and other minor elements
Radioactive clocks
Organic matter in the sea
Anoxic marine environments
Exchanges at the boundaries
Chemical extraction of useful substances from the sea
Geochemical history of the oceans
The chemical elements
Symbols, units, and nomenclature
Physical properties of seawater
Carbon dioxide
Dissociation constants and pH scales
Solubility of calcium carbonate
Effects of pressure
Radioactive decay
Geochemical reservoirs, and some rates
Sound absorption
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