GEOL 5270 - 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 separation 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. Recommended prerequisites: introductory chemistry, introductory geology, introductory oceanography. Same as GEOL 4270.