Ocean Biogeochemistry

The Role of the Ocean Carbon Cycle in Global Change

  • Michael J. R. Fasham

Part of the Global Change — The IGBP Series (closed) book series (GLOBALCHANGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Michael J. R. Fasham, Hugh W. Ducklow
    Pages 1-2
  3. Richard G. Williams, Michael J. Follows
    Pages 19-51
  4. Chen-Tung Arthur Chen, Kon-Kee Liu, Robie Macdonald
    Pages 53-97
  5. Paul G. Falkowski, Edward A. Laws, Richard T. Barber, James W. Murray
    Pages 99-121
  6. Andrew J. Watson, James C. Orr
    Pages 123-143
  7. Paul Tréguer, Louis Legendre, Richard T. Rivkin, Olivier Ragueneau, Nicolas Dittert
    Pages 145-156
  8. Karin Lochte, Robert Anderson, Roger Francois, Richard A. Jahnke, Graham Shimmield, Alexander Vetrov
    Pages 195-216
  9. Scott C. Doney, Keith Lindsay, J. Keith Moore
    Pages 217-238
  10. David M. Karl, Nicholas R. Bates, Steven Emerson, Paul J. Harrison, Catherine Jeandel, Octavio Llinâs et al.
    Pages 239-267
  11. Michael J. R. Fasham
    Pages 269-277
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 279-297

About this book


Oceans account for 50% of the anthropogenic CO2 released into the atmosphere. During the past 15 years an international programme, the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS), has been studying the ocean carbon cycle to quantify and model the biological and physical processes whereby CO2 is pumped from the ocean's surface to the depths of the ocean, where it can remain for hundreds of years. This project is one of the largest multi-disciplinary studies of the oceans ever carried out and this book synthesises the results. It covers all aspects of the topic ranging from air-sea exchange with CO2, the role of physical mixing, the uptake of CO2 by marine algae, the fluxes of carbon and nitrogen through the marine food chain to the subsequent export of carbon to the depths of the ocean. Special emphasis is laid on predicting future climatic change.


Climate change Coast Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) Ocean Ocean Food Webs Ocean biogeochemistry Ozone depletion Scale biology circulation ecosystem geochemistry marine plankton synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael J. R. Fasham
    • 1
  1. 1.Southampton Oceanography CentreSouthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62691-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55844-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1619-2435
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