Global Change - The IGBP Series

Ocean Biogeochemistry

The Role of the Ocean Carbon Cycle in Global Change

Editors: Fasham, Michael J.R. (Ed.)

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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.

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"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)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fasham, Michael J. R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • Biogeochemical Provinces: Towards a JGOFS Synthesis

    Ducklow, Hugh W.

    Pages 3-17

  • Physical Transport of Nutrients and the Maintenance of Biological Production

    Williams, Richard G. (et al.)

    Pages 19-51

  • Continental Margin Exchanges

    Chen, Chen-Tung Arthur (et al.)

    Pages 53-97

  • Phytoplankton and Their Role in Primary, New, and Export Production

    Falkowski, Paul G. (et al.)

    Pages 99-121

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eBook $149.00
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Softcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-62691-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ocean Biogeochemistry
Book Subtitle
The Role of the Ocean Carbon Cycle in Global Change
Editors
  • Michael J.R. Fasham
Series Title
Global Change - The IGBP Series
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-55844-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-55844-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-42398-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62691-3
Series ISSN
1619-2435
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 301
Topics