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The Oceans
This site provides an illustrated lecture about ocean chemistry from a geochemistry course offered by Dr. Scott Wood at the University of Idaho. Topics include geochemical processes that occur in estuaries, halmyrolysis, the concept of residence time for elements in the ocean, the mechanisms by which elements are added to or removed from seawater, carbonate behavior in seawater and a definition of the calcite compensation depth (CCD), the role of hydrothermal processes in controlling seawater chemistry, and a definition of the conservative, nutrient and scavenged behavior of trace elements in seawater. Diagrams accompany the text of the lecture.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geochemistry
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Chemical oceanography
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2003 University of Idaho. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-734
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Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Scott A. Wood
University of Idaho