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Ocean biogeochemistry : the role of the ocean carbon cycle in global change /
Michael J.R. Fasham (ed.).
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Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2003.
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xviii, 297 p. : ill. (some col.), maps.
ISBN
3540423982 (alk. paper)
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Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2003.
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3540423982 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5027829
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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From the reviews: "The volume consistently conveys both the importance of the ocean in the global carbon cycle and the uncertainty of the oceanic response to global change. ... The stated objective of The IGBP Series, to present key results of the JGOFS project, is accomplished. ... The design of the book is very attractive, the type clear, and the figure size appropriate. ... this volume provides a valuable state of the art of ocean biogeochemistry for those interested in the carbon cycle or climate change." (Mary-Elena Carr, Ecology, Vol. 85 (7), 2004)
From the reviews: "The volume consistently conveys both the importance of the ocean in the global carbon cycle and the uncertainty of the oceanic response to global change. … The stated objective of The IGBP Series, to present key results of the JGOFS project, is accomplished. … The design of the book is very attractive, the type clear, and the figure size appropriate. … this volume provides a valuable state of the art of ocean biogeochemistry for those interested in the carbon cycle or climate change." (Mary-Elena Carr, Ecology, Vol. 85 (7), 2004)
From the reviews:"The volume consistently conveys both the importance of the ocean in the global carbon cycle and the uncertainty of the oceanic response to global change. … The stated objective of The IGBP Series, to present key results of the JGOFS project, is accomplished. … The design of the book is very attractive, the type clear, and the figure size appropriate. … this volume provides a valuable state of the art of ocean biogeochemistry for those interested in the carbon cycle or climate change." (Mary-Elena Carr, Ecology, Vol. 85 (7), 2004)
From the reviews: "The volume consistently conveys both the importance of the ocean in the global carbon cycle and the uncertainty of the oceanic response to global change. a? The stated objective of The IGBP Series, to present key results of the JGOFS project, is accomplished. a? The design of the book is very attractive, the type clear, and the figure size appropriate. a? this volume provides a valuable state of the art of ocean biogeochemistry for those interested in the carbon cycle or climate change." (Mary-Elena Carr, Ecology, Vol. 85 (7), 2004)
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During the past 15 years the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study has been studying the ocean carbon cycle to quantify & model the biological & physical processes whereby carbon dioxide is pumped from the ocean's surface to the depths of the ocean where it may remain for hundreds of years.
Main Description
Oceans account for 50% of the anthropogenic CO 2 released into the atmosphere. During the past 15 years an international programme, the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS), has been studying the ocean carbon cycle to quantify and model the biological and physical processes whereby CO 2 is pumped from the ocean's surface to the depths of the ocean, where it can remain for hundreds of years. This project is one of the largest multi-disciplinary studies of the oceans ever carried out and this book synthesises the results. It covers all aspects of the topic ranging from air-sea exchange with CO 2 , the role of physical mixing, the uptake of CO 2 by marine algae, the fluxes of carbon and nitrogen through the marine food chain to the subsequent export of carbon to the depths of the ocean. Special emphasis is laid on predicting future climatic change.
Main Description
Oceans account for 50% of the anthropogenic CO2 released into the atmosphere. During the past 15 years an international programme, the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS), has been studying the ocean carbon cycle to quantify and model the biological and physical processes whereby CO2 is pumped from the ocean's surface to the depths of the ocean, where it can remain for hundreds of years. This project is one of the largest multi-disciplinary studies of the oceans ever carried out and this book synthesises the results. It covers all aspects of the topic ranging from air-sea exchange with CO2, the role of physical mixing, the uptake of CO2 by marine algae, the fluxes of carbon and nitrogen through the marine food chain to the subsequent export of carbon to the depths of the ocean. Special emphasis is laid on predicting future climatic change.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Biogeochemical Provinces
Towards a JGOFS Synthesis
Physical Transport of Nutrients and the Maintenance of Biological Production
Continental Margin Exchanges
Phytoplankton and their Role in Primary, New and Export Production
Carbon Dioxide Fluxes in the Global Ocean
Water Column Biogeochemistry below the Euphotic Zone
The Impact of Climate Change and Feedback Processes on the Ocean Carbon Cycle
Benthic Processes and the Burial of Carbon
Global Ocean Carbon Cycle Modeling
Temporal Studies of Biogeochemical Processes Determined from Ocean Time-Series Observations during the JGOFS Era
JGOFS: A Retrospective View
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