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Main Title Carbon in the Geobiosphere - Earth's Outer Shell - [electronic resource] /
Author Mackenzie, Fred T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lerman, Abraham.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2006
ISBN 9781402042386
Subjects Life sciences. ; Oceanography. ; Biochemistry. ; Environmental sciences.
Internet Access
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Collation XXI, 402p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Brief Overview of Carbon on Earth -- Earth's Volatile Beginnings -- Heat Balance of the Atmosphere and Carbon Dioxide -- Mineralogy, Chemistry, and Reaction Kinetics of the Major Carbonate Phases -- Carbon Dioxide in Natural Waters -- Isotopic Fractionation of Carbon: Inorganic and Biological Processes -- Sedimentary Rock Record and Oceanic and Atmospheric Carbon -- Weathering and Consumption of CO2 -- Carbon in the Oceanic Coastal Margin -- Natural Global Carbon Cycle through Time -- The Carbon Cycle in the Anthropocene. Carbon and carbon dioxide always played an important role in the geobiosphere that is part of the Earth's outer shell and surface environment. The book's eleven chapters cover the fundamentals of the biogeochemical behavior of carbon near the Earth's surface, in the atmosphere, minerals, waters, air-sea exchange, and inorganic and biological processes fractionating the carbon isotopes, and its role in the evolution of inorganic and biogenic sediments, ocean water, the coupling to nutrient nitrogen and phosphorus cycles, and the future of the carbon cycle in the Anthropocene. This book is mainly a reference text for Earth and environmental scientists; it presents an overview of the origins and behavior of the carbon cycle and atmospheric carbon dioxide, and the human effects on them. The book can also be used for a one-semester course at an intermediate to advanced level addressing the behavior of the carbon and related cycles.