Physico-Chemical Controls on Seawater

F. J. Millero

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Abstract

The physical-chemical controls on seawater can be attributed to the effect that the composition of the major components have on the thermodynamics and kinetics of processes in the oceans. In this chapter, an earlier review on the experimental and modeling work that has been done on how the major components of seawater control rates and equilibria of processes in the oceans has been updated. The effect of major components on the physical-chemical properties of seawater, the carbonate system in the oceans and the effect of ocean acidification on speciation of metals in seawater has been emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTreatise on Geochemistry
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages1-18
Number of pages18
Volume8
ISBN (Print)9780080983004
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

Keywords

  • Kinetic process in seawater
  • Physical-chemical controls on seawater
  • Thermodynamic equilibria in seawater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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    Millero, F. J. (2013). Physico-Chemical Controls on Seawater. In Treatise on Geochemistry: Second Edition (Vol. 8, pp. 1-18). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-095975-7.00601-X