17. Marine Geochemistry: An Overview

  1. Roy Chester1 and
  2. Tim Jickells2

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118349083.ch17

Marine Geochemistry

Marine Geochemistry

How to Cite

Chester, R. and Jickells, T. (2012) Marine Geochemistry: An Overview, in Marine Geochemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118349083.ch17

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, synthesis;
  • marine geochemistry, an overview;
  • ‘global journey’, tracing material from its sources;
  • inorganic and organic components in seawater;
  • continental and oceanic crustal sources;
  • major sediment-forming biogenic, opaline silica;
  • process-orientated approach to marine geochemistry;
  • uranium, trace element within oceans;
  • MORT–partition-coefficient–electronegativity-function;
  • seawater composition, controlled by geochemical rules


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • How the system works

  • Balancing the books

  • The role of the ocean margins

  • Conclusions

  • References