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The Changing Ocean Carbon Cycle : A Midterm Synthesis of the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study - Roger B. Hanson

The Changing Ocean Carbon Cycle

A Midterm Synthesis of the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study

By: Roger B. Hanson (Editor), Hugh W. Ducklow (Editor), John G. Field (Editor)

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Published: 28th January 2000
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The world's oceans act as a reservoir, with the capacity to absorb and retain carbon dioxide. The air-sea exchange of carbon is driven by physico-chemical forces, photosynthesis, and respiration, and has an important influence on atmospheric composition. Variability in the ocean carbon cycle could therefore exert significant feedback effects during conditions of climate change. The Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) is the first multidisciplinary program to directly address the interactions among the biology, chemistry, and physics of marine systems, with emphasis on the transport and transformations of carbon within the ocean and across its boundaries. This unique volume, written by an international panel of scientists, provides a synthesis of JGOFS science and its achievements to date. The authoritative chapters will be of great interest to readers seeking a current overview of the role of ocean processes in Earth system science and their wider implications for climate change.

"Provides insights into how the global atmosphere is regulated, and how if affects ecosystems worldwide. Well-done!" Northeastern Naturalist 2001

Introduction
The evolution of the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study project
Carbon Exchange Processes and Their Variability
Marine primary production and the effects of wind
Net production, gross production and respiration: what are the interconnections and what controls them?
The role of iron in plankton ecology and carbon dioxide transfer of the global oceans
The influence of iron on ocean biology and climate: insights from the IronEx studies in the equatorial Pacific
Testing importance of iron and grazing in maintenance of the high nitrate condition in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, a physical-biological model study
Continental margin carbon fluxes
Sediment trap sampling in surface waters: issues and recommendations
Regional-Scale Analysis and Integration
Mixed-layer dynamics and primary production in the Arabian Sea
Plankton ecology and biogeography in the Southern Ocean: a review of the Southern Ocean JGOFS
Process studies in eutrophic, mesotrophic and oligotrophic oceanic regimes within the tropical northeast
The North Atlantic carbon cycle: new perspectives from JGOFS and WOCE
Temporal studies of biogeochemical dynamics in oligotrophic oceans
Global-Scale Analysis and Integration
Advances in ecosystem modelling within JGOFS
Remote sensing of primary production in the ocean: promise and fulfilment
Future Challenges
Beyond JGOFS
Conclusion
Some conclusions and highlights of JGOFS mid-project achievements
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ISBN: 9780521656030
ISBN-10: 0521656036
Series: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Book Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 28th January 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 1.1