Ocean in the Earth System

Seas and Oceans Set – Volume 1

Ocean in the Earth System

Edited by

André Monaco, CNRS, France
Patrick Prouzet, Ifremer, France

ISBN : 9781848217010

Publication Date : November 2014

Hardcover 290 pp

145.00 USD



The books brought together in the “Seas and Oceans” Set make up a multi-disciplinary and systemic approach to the complexity, vulnerability, productivity and exploitation of the marine environment that is today faced with global change. This set of books does not simply describe and analyze the mechanisms that act on how these environments work, but it also presents a cross-disciplinary approach, leading to governance, sustainable management of resources and adaptation of our societies to change.

The authors of this book present the ocean system through its interactions with the geosphere, atmosphere and biosphere, at all spatio-temporal scales. Matter and energy exchanges as well as biogeochemical cycles are analyzed, along with the consequences of climate change on the acidification of the oceans and the biogeochemical cycles.


1. The Ocean in the Earth System: Evolution and Regulation, Philippe Bertrand.
2. The Ocean and the Climate System, Pascale Delecluse.
3. Ocean–Atmosphere Interactions, Laurence Eymard and Gilles Reverdin.
4. Marine Biogeochemical Cycles, Louis Legendre.
5. Ocean Acidification and its Consequences, Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Lina Hansson and Frédéric Gazeau.

About the authors/editors

André Monaco is Emeritus Director of Research for the French national research center (CNRS). His research interests concern marine sedimentology and geochemistry. He was responsible for part of the organizing committee for several French and European programs and has been guest editor for four special issues in international journals.

Patrick Prouzet is Director of Research focusing on the ecosystemic approach at Ifremer in France. He specializes in the biology and dynamics of amphibiotic fish such as Atlantic salmon and eels. He is the author or co-author of several works on these species or on estuarine fishing.

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