Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Luiz C. R. Pessenda, E. P. E. Valencia, R. Aravena, E. C. C. Telles, R. Boulet
    Pages 7-16
  3. Paulo Roberto Baisch, Julio Cesar Wasserman
    Pages 97-126
  4. Jorge E. Marcovecchio, Laura D. Ferrer, Alberto O. Barral, Marcelo O. Scagliola, Adán E. Pucci
    Pages 139-148
  5. J. F. Paredes, A. F. S. Queiroz, I. G. Carvalho, M. A. S. B. Ramos, A. L. F. Santos, C. Mosser
    Pages 149-156
  6. Christovam Barcellos, Luiz Drude de Lacerda, Sergio Ceradini
    Pages 157-169
  7. Paulo Rubens G. Barrocas, Julio Cesar Wasserman
    Pages 171-184
  8. Gloria R. Prieto, Myriam L. Gonzalez
    Pages 185-191
  9. Saulo Rodrigues-Filho, John Edmund L. Maddock
    Pages 193-209
  10. Emmanoel V. da Silva-Filho, Décio Tubbs, John E. L. Maddock
    Pages 235-246
  11. Paulo Artaxo, Fábio Gerab, Marcia A. Yamasoe
    Pages 247-272
  12. Back Matter

About this book


Held in 1993 in Niterói, Brazil, the first International Conference on Environmental Geochemistry in Tropical Countries established a starting point for this book. The book opens with a discussion of the points that arose during the closing session, summarised by Dr. E.K. Duursma: The Environment in the Tropics Remains Unknown. Most of the processes that occur in temperate environments turn out to be completely different in the tropics. This can already be seen in Chapter 3, where estimates of radionuclide transfer factors reach values considerably greater than in temperate areas. The utilisation of variables measured in temperate environments for modelling of the tropics can result in completely erroneous conclusions and, worse, inefficient remediation solutions.


Environment Mangrove Modellierung Modelling Pollutants Schadstoffe Tropen Tropics Umwelt ecosystem geochemistry remediation

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-63730-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69638-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0317
  • Series Online ISSN 1613-2580
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