Accession Number : AD0716049

Title :   Geochemistry of the Carbonate Cycle in the Marine Environment

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU INST OF GEOPHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Chave, Keith E

PDF Url : AD0716049

Report Date : 28 Dec 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The carbonate cycle in the marine environment is characterized by very slow reaction rates and chemical disequilibrium. The cycle involves atmospheric CO2, dissolved calcium and carbon ions and complexes, suspended mineral particles, sediments, and living organisms. The report summarizes the authors contribution to the understanding of the slow reaction rates in this cycle has been the demonstration that organic compounds in seawater are a major factor regulating reaction rates.

Descriptors :   *CARBONATES, *SEA WATER, CALCIUM COMPOUNDS, CARBON DIOXIDE, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, COMPLEX COMPOUNDS, GEOCHEMISTRY, SEDIMENTATION

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE