Carbon Cycling in the Glacial Ocean: Constraints on the Ocean’s Role in Global Change

Quantitative Approaches in Paleoceanography

  • Rainer Zahn
  • Thomas F. Pedersen
  • Michael A. Kaminski
  • Laurent Labeyrie

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Operation of the Ocean-Atmosphere Carbon Cycle

  3. Variations of the Ocean’s Carbon Reservoir: Faunal Versus Geochemical Records

  4. Geochemistry of the Organic Sediment Fraction: Constraints on the Biological Carbon Pump

  5. Geochemical and Micropaleontological Indexes of Paleoproductivity

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 575-581

About these proceedings


A comprehensive progress report on the multi-disciplinary field of ocean and climate change research is given. It compiles introductory background papers and leading scientific results on the ocean-atmosphere carbon cycle with emphasis on the ocean's carbon inventory and the various components involved. The relationship between plankton productivity, carbon fixation, oceanic PCO2 and climate change is investigated from the viewpoint of long-term climatic change during the late Quaternary cycles of ice ages and warm ages. The various approaches range from micropaleontology over organic and trace element geochemistry to molecular isotope geochemistry.


Carbon Cycle Glacial Ocean Global Change Klimaänderung Kohlenstoffkreislauf Marine Climatology Meeresklimatologie Ocean Paleoceanography Paläozeanographie plankton

Editors and affiliations

  • Rainer Zahn
    • 1
  • Thomas F. Pedersen
    • 2
  • Michael A. Kaminski
    • 3
  • Laurent Labeyrie
    • 4
  1. 1.GEOMAR Forschungszentrum für Marine GeowissenschaftenChristian-Albrechts-UniversitätKielGermany
  2. 2.Department of OceanographyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  3. 3.Micropalaeontology Unit Department of Geological SciencesUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.Laboratoire Mixte CNRS-CEACentre des Faibles RadioactivitésGif-sur-YvetteFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78739-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78737-9
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