Marine dissolved organic matter (DOM) is a complex mixture of molecules found throughout the world's oceans. It plays a key role in the export, distribution, and sequestration of carbon in the oceanic water column, posited to be a source of atmospheric climate regulation. Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter, Second Edition, focuses on the chemical constituents of DOM and its biogeochemical, biological, and ecological significance in the global ocean, and provides a single, unique source for the references, information, and informed judgments of the community of marine biogeochemists. Presented by some of the world's leading scientists, this revised edition reports on the major advances in this area and includes new chapters covering the role of DOM in ancient ocean carbon cycles, the long term stability of marine DOM, the biophysical dynamics of DOM, fluvial DOM qualities and fate, and the Mediterranean Sea.
Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter, Second Edition, is an extremely useful resource that helps people interested in the largest pool of active carbon on the planet (DOC) get a firm grounding on the general paradigms and many of the relevant references on this topic.
1. DOM and the Carbon Cycle of Ancient Oceans 2. DOM Composition 3. Production and Consumption Processes 4. Production and Consumption Processes 5. Dynamics of DON 6. Dynamics of DOP 7. DOM, Trace Elements and Isotopes 8. Carbon Isotopic Composition 9. Long-term Stability of Marine DOM 10. Air/Sea Interactions and Photochemistry 11. Biophysical Dynamics 12. Chromophoric DOM Characterization and Sensing 13. Terrigenous DOM Qualities and Fate in the Marine Environment 14. Sediment Pore Waters 15. DOC in the Mediterranean Sea 16. DO in the Ocean Carbon Budget 17. Modeling DOM Biogeochemistry