12.742 Marine Chemistry


Class Info

An introduction to chemical oceanography. Reservoir models and residence time. Major ion composition of seawater. Inputs to and outputs from the ocean via rivers, the atmosphere, and the sea floor. Biogeochemical cycling within the oceanic water column and sediments, emphasizing the roles played by the formation, transport, and alteration of oceanic particles and the effects that these processes have on seawater composition. Cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen, and sulfur. Uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide by the ocean. Material presented through lectures and student-led presentation and discussion of recent papers.

This class has no prerequisites.

12.742 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by B. Van Mooy and S. Doney (WHOI).

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Marine Chemistry site or on the 12.742 Stellar site.

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