Numerical Adventures with Geochemical Cycles
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Numerical Adventures with Geochemical Cycles

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Global geochemical cycles are the processes that control the chemical composition of the environment, particularly the ocean and the atmosphere. The emphasis in this book is on the theory of global geochemical calculation, the methods used to calculate the composition of the environment, and exploration of changes that might occur in time. The goal is to enable Earth scientists to set up their own geochemical models; to explain how to represent a geochemical system in mathematical terms; and how to solve the systems of equations that typically arise in geochemical modelling.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 202 pages
  • 147.6 x 218.7 x 20.8mm | 427.98g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line drawings
  • 0195045203
  • 9780195045208

Review quote

'The book is written in a very straightforward, easy to understand manner ... It is a well produced book and an excellent office companion. I suspect that it will be influential and will lead to much increased application of the methodology of computational simulation of environmental change.' H. Elderfield, Geological Magazine, volume 130, part 1, 1993show more

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The dynamic, evolving Earth, and the mathematical representation of its geochemical changes are the subject of this timely, helpful handbook. Global warming, changes in the ocean, and the effects of fossil fuel combustion are just a few of the phenomena that make the development of geochemical models critical. But what computational methods will help to accurately carry out this task? This new text teaches the methodology of computational simulation of environmental change.show more

Table of contents

Why simulate?; How to calculate a compositional history; How to deal with several reservoirs; How to solve a nonlinear system; The carbon system and several useful procedures; How to calculate isotope ratios; Climate: a chain of identical reservoirs; Interacting species in identical reservoirs.show more