大気–海洋系の地球化学的研究 (1990年度日本地球化学会賞受賞記念) [in Japanese] Geochemistry of the atmosphere-ocean system [in Japanese]
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The atmosphere-ocean system is often controlled by non-steady, sporadic and localized events. The events are, for example, the particulate removal of chemical substances from the ocean, the transport of continental aerosols, <i>Kosa</i>, to the ocean, the production and transport of sea salt particles, the gas exchange at the air-sea interface, the biological production in the ocean and its effect on the geochemical cycling and the formation of solid phases of Mn and U in the marine environment. The atmosphere-ocean system is so complicated that these events can not be easily explained by the laboratory experiments and we are often apt to regard that they contradict with the chemistry. One example of them is the removal mechanism of thermodynamically insoluble metals in seawater, which concerns the terms, "dissolved", "adsorption and desorption" and "equilibrium" in the natural system.
Chikyukagaku 25(1), 1-16, 1991
The Geochemical Society of Japan