This course is an introduction to chemical oceanography.
It describes reservoir models and residence time, major ion composition of seawater, inputs to and outputs from the ocean via rivers, the atmosphere, and the sea floor. Biogeochemical cycling within the oceanic water column and sediments, emphasizing the roles played by the formation, transport, and alteration of oceanic particles and the effects that these processes have on seawater composition. Cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen, and sulfur. Uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide by the ocean. Material presented through lectures and student-led presentation and discussion of recent papers.
- Overview of the determinants of seawater composition Unlimited
- Introduction to stable isotopes Unlimited
- Introduction to marine radiochemistry Unlimited
- Atmospheric circulation and water cycle Unlimited
- Ocean circulation Unlimited
- Hydrothermal processes Unlimited
- Gas exchange across the air-sea interface Unlimited
- Early diagenesis I Unlimited
- Early diagenesis II and sediment distributions Unlimited
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