GEOL 4270 - Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Course uri icon



  • Examines the chemical, biological, geological and physical processes affecting (and affected by) the chemistry of the oceans. Topics include: chemical cycling in seawater; the marine carbon cycle and its long-term control on atmospheric CO2; the large-scale interdependence of nutrient distributions and biological productivity, chemical tracers of ocean circulation; the chemistry of marine sediments, including early diagenesis. Same as GEOL 5270. Recommended prerequisites: introductory chemistry, introductory geology, introductory oceanography.