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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 12.746 (Spring 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Marine Organic Geochemistry 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Timothy Eglinton
    Prof. Daniel Repeta 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 12.746 Marine Organic Geochemistry

    Spring 2005

    Course Highlights

    This course features a selection of lecture notes.

    Course Description

    This class is designed to provide the student with a global to molecular-level perspective of organic matter cycling in the oceans and marine sediments. Topics include: Organic matter (C,N,P) composition, reactivity and budgets within, and fluxes through, major ocean reservoirs; microbial recycling pathways for organic matter; models of organic matter degradation and preservation; role of anoxia in organic matter burial; relationships between dissolved and particulate (sinking and suspended) organic matter; methods for characterization of sedimentary organic matter; and application of biological markers as tools in oceanography. Both structural and isotopic aspects are covered.

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