C, N, P, S Global Biogeochemical Cycles and Modeling of Global Change

  • Fred T. Mackenzie
  • Leah May Ver
  • Christopher Sabine
  • Michael Lane
  • Abraham Lerman
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 4)

Abstract

During the last two decades, the global biogeochemical cycles of elements have been investigated in considerable detail (see Bibliography). Much effort has been invested in the carbon cycle, nutrient cycles of nitrogen and phosphorus, and in the sulfur cycle. Interest in these cycles and others, like those of trace metals, has been heightened by problems associated with global, regional and local environmental problems. These problems (Table 1) result in part from increased fluxes of C, N, P and S compounds into the natural biogeochemical cycles of these elements because of the activities of humankind.

Keywords

Burning Methane Sulfide Cadmium Calcite 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred T. Mackenzie
    • 1
  • Leah May Ver
    • 1
  • Christopher Sabine
    • 1
  • Michael Lane
    • 1
  • Abraham Lerman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Oceanography School of Ocean and Earth Science and TechnologyUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Department of Geological SciencesNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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