Biogeochemistry of Global Change

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

  • Ronald S. Oremland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Paleoatmospheres and Climates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. George T. Moore, Darryl N. Hayashida, Charles A. Ross, Stephen R. Jacobson
      Pages 61-79
  3. Distributions, Reactions, Sources, and Sinks

  4. Terrestrial Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Peter M. Vitousek, Pamela A. Matson
      Pages 193-208
    3. B. C. Nguyen, N. Mihalopoulos, B. Bonsang, J. P. Putaud, J. P. Lacaux
      Pages 209-220
    4. N. S. Panikov, A. S. Belyaev, A. M. Semenov, V. V. Zelenev
      Pages 221-244
    5. Hans Papen, Bettina Hellmann, Hannelore Papke, Heinz Rennenberg
      Pages 245-260
    6. G. L. Hutchinson, G. P. Livingston, E. A. Brams
      Pages 290-316
    7. Isamu Nouchi, Shigeru Mariko
      Pages 336-352
    8. Kazuyuki Yagi, Katsuyuki Minami
      Pages 353-368
    9. Katsuyuki Minami, Ken-Ichi Kanda, Haruo Tsuruta
      Pages 405-418
    10. O. Oenema, G. L. Velthof, D. W. Bussink
      Pages 419-433
  5. Boreal Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 447-447
    2. Robert Harriss, Karen Bartlett, Steve Frolking, Patrick Crill
      Pages 449-486
    3. Keith A. Kvenvolden, Timothy S. Collett, Thomas D. Lorenson
      Pages 487-501
  6. Aquatic Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 503-503
    2. M. V. Ivanov, A. Yu. Lein, V. F. Galchenko
      Pages 505-520
    3. Neal E. Blair, Susan E. Boehme, W. Dale Carter Jr.
      Pages 574-593
    4. Marc J. Alperin, Neal E. Blair, Daniel B. Albert, Tori M. Hoehler
      Pages 594-605
    5. Pieter T. Visscher, Hans van Gemerden
      Pages 672-690
    6. Ronald S. Oremland, Laurence G. Miller, Charles W. Colbertson, S. W. Robinson, Richard L. Smith, Derek Lovley et al.
      Pages 704-741
  7. Biogenesis and Catabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 743-743
    2. R. Wever, M. G. M. Tromp, J. W. P. M. van Schijndel, E. Vollenbroek, R. L. Olsen, E. Fogelqvist
      Pages 811-824

About this book


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.


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