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Surface Ocean: Lower Atmosphere Processes, Volume 187

ISBN: 978-0-87590-477-1
329 pages
January 2009, American Geophysical Union
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 187.

The focus of Surface Ocean: Lower Atmosphere Processes is biogeochemical interactions between the surface ocean and the lower atmosphere. This volume is an outgrowth of the Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) Summer School. The volume is designed to provide graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers from a wide range of academic backgrounds with a basis for understanding the nature of ocean-atmosphere interactions and the current research issues in this area.

The volume highlights include the following:

  • Background material on ocean and atmosphere structure, circulation, and chemistry and on marine ecosystems
  • Integrative chapters on the global carbon cycle and ocean biogeochemistry
  • Issue-oriented chapters on the iron cycle and dimethylsulfide
  • Tool-oriented chapters on biogeochemical modeling and remote sensing
  • A framework of underlying physical/chemical/biological principles, as well as perspectives on current research issues in the field.

The readership for this book will include graduate students and/or advanced undergraduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and researchers in the fields of oceanography and atmospheric science. It will also be useful for experienced researchers in specific other disciplines who wish to broaden their perspectives on the complex biogeochemical coupling between ocean and atmosphere and the importance of this coupling to understanding global change.

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Preface
Corinne Le Quéré and Eric S. Saltzman vii

Introduction to Surface Ocean–Lower Atmosphere Processes
Corinne Le Quéré and Eric S. Saltzman 1

Atmospheric Gas Phase Reactions
Ulrich Platt 7

Marine Aerosols
Eric S. Saltzman 17

Global Dust Cycle
Andy Ridgwell 37

Marine Boundary Layer Clouds
Ulrike Lohmann 57

Air-Sea Gas Exchange
P. D. Nightingale 69

Ocean Circulation
Andrew F. Thompson and Stefan Rahmstorf 99

Marine Pelagic Ecosystems
Osvaldo Ulloa and Carolina Grob 119

Ocean Nutrients
Philip W. Boyd and Catriona L. Hurd 139

Ocean Iron Cycle
Philip W. Boyd 161

Ocean Carbon Cycle
Laurent Bopp and Corinne Le Quéré 181

Dimethylsulfide and Climate
M. Vogt and P. S. Liss 197

Hydrography and Biogeochemistry of the Coastal Ocean
S. W. A. Naqvi and A. S. Unnikrishnan 233

Glacial-Interglacial Variability in Atmospheric CO2
Karen E. Kohfeld and Andy Ridgwell 251

Remote Sensing
H. Loisel, C. Jamet, and J. Riedi 287

Data Assimilation Methods
C. Jamet and H. Loisel 303

Biogeochemical Modeling
Corinne Le Quéré, Laurent Bopp, and Parv Suntharalingam 319

Index 329

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