Biogeochemistry of Intertidal Sediments (Cambridge by T. D. Jickells, J. E. Rae

By T. D. Jickells, J. E. Rae

This authoritative quantity comprises contributions from quite a lot of researchers of intertidal sediments. person chapters discover the underlying biogeochemical techniques controlling the habit of carbon, the foodstuff nitrogen and phosphorus, and contaminants comparable to poisonous organics, hint metals and synthetic radionuclides in intertidal environments. The biogeochemistry of those environments is important to knowing their ecology and administration. all the chapters features a finished evaluation and the result of contemporary learn. The participants are energetic researchers during this various and ecologically very important box. this article is principally for researchers and executives operating with intertidal sediments, however it also will function a necessary senior undergraduate and graduate reference textual content in environmental chemistry, environmental technological know-how, earth technological know-how, and oceanography.

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In the Severn Estuary, periods of meteorological stability over one twelve-month period correlated with relatively little variation in particle size, whereas sediments deposited during the preceding twelve months were coarser in the winter and finer in the summer, corresponding to a significantly stormy winter and a relatively storm-free summer. In San Francisco Bay, sediment tended to be finer and richer in total organic carbon in autumn and early winter when winds were minimal (fine particles deposited from run-off), and coarsest in summer after most terrigenous fine-particle input had ceased, and seasonal winds had accelerated.

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