Oceanography 400 - Autumn 2006
Chemical Oceanography
Instructors: Professors James W. Murray and Anitra Ingalls
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The lecture notes are detailed notes that supplement the material covered in class. Additional supplemental material may be passed out in class.  

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General introduction to chemical oceanography. 
Properties of water and seawater. 
Major ions of seawater. 
Chemical Equilibrium. 
Activity scales and activity corrections. 
Mass balance - the cornerstone of chemical oceanography 
Overview of the ocean circulation 
What controls the composition of riverwater and seawater: Equilibrium versus kinetic ocean 
Biological production 
Respiration 
Biolimiting elements 
Gas exchange 
Acids and bases 
Ocean carbonate system 
Particle flux 
The redox sequence and sediment diagenesis 
Isotope geochemistry 
Radiocarbon and ocean age 
U-Th series isotopes - scavenging 

Contact: Jim Murray , jmurray@u.washington.edu

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