1. Introduction

  1. Roy Chester1 and
  2. Tim Jickells2

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118349083.ch1

Marine Geochemistry

Marine Geochemistry

How to Cite

Chester, R. and Jickells, T. (2012) Introduction, in Marine Geochemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118349083.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Environmental Sciences, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

  2. 2

    School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118349076

Online ISBN: 9781118349083



  • the global journey: material sources;
  • marine geochemistry, oceans and as a chemical system;
  • geochemical balance calculations;
  • equilibrium ocean and steady-state ocean concepts;
  • transfer of dissolved constituents to particulate phase;
  • steps involved in the three-stage global journey;
  • source/input [RIGHTWARDS ARROW] internal reactivity [RIGHTWARDS ARROW] sink/output transport cycle;
  • state-of-the-art of marine geochemistry, for ocean scientists;
  • steady-state ocean concept, as a unified input–output type


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Setting the background: a unified ‘process-orientated’ approach to marine geochemistry

  • References