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Dissolution of deep-sea carbonates

Barker, Stephen 2016. Dissolution of deep-sea carbonates. In: Elias, Scott A. ed. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier, (10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09717-7)

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Abstract

The dissolution of carbonates in the deep sea is described with respect to theoretical and empirical considerations. The distribution of deep-sea carbonates is examined and the reader is introduced to the inorganic carbonate system in seawater. Mechanisms of carbonate dissolution are described from thermodynamic and kinetic perspectives and the reader is given an introduction to the concept of the sedimentary lysocline and supralysoclinal dissolution. Several approaches to quantifying carbonate dissolution are then described and the importance of carbonate dissolution within the global carbon cycle and to atmospheric CO2 is considered in terms of past and future changes.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Ocean Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780124095489
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 09:14
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/92395

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