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Earth system science : from biochemical cycles to global change

Publisher: San Diego ; San Francisco ; New York : Academic Press, cop. 2000.
Series: International geophysics series, 72
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Over the decades, the study of cycles as a model for the earth's changing climate has become a new science. This work is aimed at those students interested in the emerging scientific discipline. It  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 012379370X 9780123793706
OCLC Number: 468709816
Notes: Bibliogr. à la fin de chaque chapitre. Index.
Description: XIV-527 p.-[4] p. de pl. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part One: Basic Concepts for Earth System Science1. Introduction: Biogeochemical Cycles as Fundamental Constructs for Studying Earth System Science and Global Change. 2. The Origin and Early Evolution of the Earth. 3. Evolution and the Biosphere. 4. Modeling Biogeochemical Cycles. 5. Equilibrium, Rate, and Natural Systems. Part Two: Properties of and Transfers between the Key Reservoirs6. Water and the Hydrosphere. 7. The Atmosphere. 8. Soils, Watershed Processes, and Marine Sediments. 9. Tectonic Processes and Erosion. 10. The Oceans. Part Three: Biogeochemical Cycles11. The Global Carbon Cycle. 12. The Nitrogen Cycle. 13. The Sulfur Cycle. 14. The Phosphorus Cycle. 15. Trace Metals. Part Four: Integration16. Acid-Base & Oxidation-Reduction Balances of the Earth. 17. The Coupling of Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate: Forcings, Feedbacks, and Responses. 18. Ice Sheets & the Ice-Core Record of Climate Change. 19. Human Modification of the Earth System: Global Change. Answers to Questions. Index.
Series Title: International geophysics series, 72
Responsibility: Michael C. Jackson, Robert J. Charlson, Henning Rodhe ... [et al.].
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