Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
Environmental Geochemistry
Prof. D.M. Sherman

Lecture 12: Marine Chemistry I


This lecture provides a very cursory overview of marine chemistry. There are two fundamental ways to view the chemistry of seawater: equilibrium vs. steady state. The concentrations of some dissolved species can be explained in terms of chemical equilibrium with marine sediments or the atmosphere. However, many chemical species in the oceans appear to be at steady state concentrations far from equilibrium. We need to identify the chemical sources and sinks to the ocean.


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