Oceanography 400 - Autumn 2001
Chemical Oceanography
Instructor: Professor Jim Murray
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Lecture Notes

The lecture notes are detailed notes of the material covered in class and are the main reading material. The chapters in Libes pointed out in the Class Schedule are to be considered more as supplemental material.  

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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: Benjamin Van Mooy , bvm@ocean.washington.edu

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