Biogeochemistry of Global Change

Radiatively Active Trace Gases Selected Papers from the Tenth International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry, San Francisco, August 19–24, 1991

Editors: Oremland, Ronald S. (Ed.)

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Certain trace gases in the atmosphere are able to absorb electromagnetic energy from the reflection of solar radiation from the Earth's surface. These gases have been increasing steadily and there is concern that they will change global climatic conditions by warming the atmosphere--the so-called ``greenhouse effect.'' Many of these gases originate from biological systems. The Biogeochemistry of Global Change discusses the role of radiative trace gases in this process. The disciplines covered in the book include microbiology, geochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, plant physiology, oceanography and limnology, and soil science. This diversity allows for cross-fertilization, achieving a better understanding of the complex mechanisms for biological and chemical formation, the destruction of trace gases, and the manipulation of ecosystems. Some of the topics covered include: biological mechanisms of formation and destruction of various ``greenhouse'' gases (such as methane, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, dimethylsulfide, and chlorofluorocarbons); the outward and consumptive flux of trace gases from marine and terrestrial systems (including anthropogenic sources); global trace gas modeling studies; the atmospheric physical and chemical reactions of trace gases; and the environmental significance of various trace gases in ancient and current atmospheres. The Biogeochemistry of Global Change provides both reviews and primary source material for active researchers in this field and for microbiologists and atmospheric chemists.

Table of contents (45 chapters)

Table of contents (45 chapters)
  • Biogeochemical Cycles of Carbon on a Hierarchy of Time Scales

    Pages 3-28

    Walker, James C. G.

  • Ice Core Records as a Key to Understanding the History of Atmospheric Trace Gases

    Pages 29-45

    Raynaud, D.

  • Ancient Ice Air Content of the Vostok Ice Core

    Pages 46-60

    Semiletov, I. P.

  • Late Jurassic Paleoclimate of Pangea Based on Results from a General Circulation Model

    Pages 61-79

    Moore, George T. (et al.)

  • The Sensitivity of the Global Atmosphere to Anthropogenic Methane Sources

    Pages 83-97

    Andronova, Natalia G. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biogeochemistry of Global Change
Book Subtitle
Radiatively Active Trace Gases Selected Papers from the Tenth International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry, San Francisco, August 19–24, 1991
Editors
  • Ronald S. Oremland
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Chapman & Hall, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-2812-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-2812-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-412-04141-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-6215-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 879
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