An Introduction to the Chemistry of the Sea

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Prentice Hall, Jan 1, 1998 - Science - 431 pages
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Assuming no advanced knowledge of any single science, this clear survey/teaching text provides a background for most students of marine science as well as a general base from which the professional marine chemist can progress into specialized studies.* Highlights the interrelationships that exist among the various marine processes, emphasizing the chemistry of seawater as a common link. * Provides comprehensive coverage of the carbon dioxide system and its role in most areas of marine science. * Presents the principles and practices of chemical oceanography with an up-to-date, accurate and accessible approach, especially with regard to chemical measurement. * Integrates background profiles for essential topics to place the present state of the field in the context of its origin and development. * Offers a wealth of references to provide an avenue to reviews, other textbooks or more specialized literature. * Provides tables of numerical values and constants.

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Contents

THE WATER IN SEAWATER
19
SALINITY CHLORINrrYCONDUCTTVITY AND DENSITY
41
MAJOR CONSTITUENTS OF SEAWATER
58
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Michael E. Q. Pilson is Emeritus Professor of Oceanography at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island and has taught a course on chemical oceanography for most of the past 40 years. For some years, he directed the Marine Ecosystems Research Laboratory at Rhode Island, conducting experimental study of biogeochemistry in shallow coastal waters. Professor Pilson has published around 90 papers on chemical, physical, biological, ecological and geological aspects of oceanography and has advised students in chemical and biological areas. His broad range of experience has shaped his oceanography course to be accessible and interesting to students with diverse backgrounds, interests and professional goals.

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