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Environmental Geochemistry in Tropical and Subtropical Environments : Environmental Science - Luiz Drude de Lacerda

Environmental Geochemistry in Tropical and Subtropical Environments

Environmental Science

Hardcover Published: 9th February 2004
ISBN: 9783540425403
Number Of Pages: 385

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Twenty contributions on diverse aspects of the environmental geochemistry in tropical and sub-tropical environments make up this monograph. They summarize original research not readily available elsewhere in the literature. Most of the chapters include extensive original data that will be very useful to researchers interested in the tropics and sub-tropics. A group of papers on methods and their applications is aimed directly at scientists involved in environmental research in the tropics. There are also some interesting intercontinental comparisons drawn on paleoclimatology, environmental impacts of mining and geochemistry of continetal shelf sediments.

Regional climate changes : where and how?p. 1
Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction based on lacustrine organic matter : examples from the tropical belt of South America and Africap. 7
Catchment-lagoon-estuary-coast interactions of the Patos-Mirim system, South Brazilp. 19
Relationships between simultancous methane, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide fluxes and surface soil humidity and temperature in the Mata Adantica subtropical forest, Brazilp. 29
Modern strategies for environmental sample preparation and analysisp. 37
The importance of assessing uncertainties related to linear calibration curves : a case study for flame atomic absorption spectrometryp. 69
Characterisation and sources of nonpolar lipids in aerosols over the city of Rio de Janeirop. 81
Determining the provenience of prehistoric ceramic artefacts from the Amazon Basin using geochemical tracersp. 93
Exploring the cation exchange capacity of massape paulistana vermiculite for heavy metal removal from aqueous solutionsp. 101
Variation of heavy metal content with depth in Sabana de Bogota soilsp. 113
Acid drainage of coal mining in Cundinamarca Department, Colombiap. 125
Mercury pollution in Ghana : a case study of environmental impacts of artisanal gold mining in sub-Saharan Africap. 135
Assessment of water quality in the area of Colima Volcano (Colima, Mexico)p. 157
The Pacific and Caribbean rivers of Colombia : water discharge, sediment transport and dissolved loadsp. 169
Reactive processes of organic matter in the Amazon Riverp. 189
Distribution of organic carbon and nitrogen in particulate, colloid and dissolved phases from the Amazon River systemp. 205
Relationship of metal contaminants with acid-volatile sulphides (AVS) in tropical estuarine sediments : potential influence on metal distribution and bioavailabilityp. 223
Modelling of circulation and water exchange in a hypersaline coastal lagoon : Lagoa de Araruama, Brazilp. 235
Sediment oxygen and nutrient fluxes in three estuarine systems of South-Eastern Brazilp. 253
Hydrogeochemical characterisation of groundwater saline intrusion in the western shore of Ceara, North-Eastern Brazilp. 277
Sepetiba Bay : a case study of the environmental geochemistry of heavy metals in a subtropical coastal lagoonp. 293
Overview of the biogeochemical controls and concerns with trace metal accumulation in mangrove sedimentsp. 319
Effects of bioturbation of the sandprawn Collichirus Major on nutrient fluxes from sediments of a subtropical sandy beach, Brazilp. 335
Trace metal occurrence and geochemical distribution in sediments from Mar Chiquita Coastal Lagoon, Argentinap. 345
Geochemistry and spatial distribution of heavy metals in continental shelf sediments from two offshore oil fields in South-Eastern Brazilp. 355
Geochemistry of continental shelf sediments of the Ceara Coast, North-Eastern Brazilp. 365
Subject indexp. 379
Taxonomic indexp. 383
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ISBN: 9783540425403
ISBN-10: 3540425403
Series: Environmental Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 385
Published: 9th February 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.66