Marine dissolved organic matter (DOM) is a complex mixture of molecules found throughout the world's oceans. It plays a key role in the export, distribution, and sequestration of carbon in the oceanic water column, posited to be a source of atmospheric climate regulation. Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter, Second Edition, focuses on the chemical constituents of DOM and its biogeochemical, biological, and ecological significance in the global ocean, and provides a single, unique source for the references, information, and informed judgments of the community of marine biogeochemists.
Presented by some of the world's leading scientists, this revised edition reports on the major advances in this area and includes new chapters covering the role of DOM in ancient ocean carbon cycles, the long term stability of marine DOM, the biophysical dynamics of DOM, fluvial DOM qualities and fate, and the Mediterranean Sea. Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter, Second Edition, is an extremely useful resource that helps people interested in the largest pool of active carbon on the planet (DOC) get a firm grounding on the general paradigms and many of the relevant references on this topic.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 712
Weight: 1610 g
Dimensions: 235 x 191 x 36 mm
Edition: 2nd edition
"The book, without exception authoritative and up-to-date, impressed me in a number of ways ... a great credit to the editors and their team of authors"
--Limnology & Oceanography Bulletin, Sept 2003
"...the definitive, authoritative reference work on the chemistry and ecology of marine DOM."
--Don L. Rice, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A.
"...essential reading and a valuable reference book for marine scientists from a wide number of disciplines...Hansell and Carlson are to be congratulated ..."
-P. J. LeB. Williams, School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, U.K.
"...an excellent textbook...as well as an outstanding reference text for researchers...both informative and interesting..."
--EGS NEWSLETTER, January 2003