Special Issue "Geochemical Equilibrium and Processes in Seawater"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018)
Prof. Goran Kniewald
(1) Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Division for Marine and Environmental Research, Zagreb and (2) Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia
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Interests: marine geochemistry; environmental geochemistry; coastal ecosystems; environmental impact assessment; redox equilibria in marine systems
This Special Issue of Geosciences addresses new contributions related to the geochemistry of nutrients and trace elements in coastal and open sea environments.
In coastal waters, nutrients and trace elements are supplied not only by riverine inputs, but also by atmospheric pathways and submarine groundwater discharges—the latter including the discharge of fresh and saline groundwater as well as the advection of sediment porewater. Recent studies highlighted the importance of atmospheric transport and deposition modes and mentioned groundwater discharges on the overall nutrient and trace element fluxes in the marine environments, as well as their influence on marine (bio)geochemistry.
However, the relative importance of certain sources of nutrients and trace metals to the coastal waters varies both spatially and temporally, with different studies providing different emphasis on the balance of the fluxes.
Within the context of multiple factors influencing the pathways and fate of environmental chemicals, a need for further field studies is evident, whereas the collected data could be used for the validation of numerical models in the description of chemical equilibrium in low-temperature geochemical systems, and serve to enhance our understanding of nutrient and trace element inputs and behaviour in marine systems.
We will invite authors to submit original research articles as well as review articles that focus on geochemical equilibrium and processes of nutrients and trace elements in seawater, and seek to define the interaction between their different sources in coastal and open sea environments.
Prof. Goran Kniewald
Dr. Željka Fiket
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- marine geochemistry
- coastal and open sea environments
- nutrients and trace elements
- geochemical equilibrium
- geochemical modeling
- interaction of sources
- anthropogenic influence