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2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MSCI 627 - Marine Organic Geochemistry

Spring, even years (3) Canuel Prerequisite(s): Organic Chemistry

This course focuses on the characterization of organic carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur in the marine environment. Modern methods of organic analysis that enhance our understanding of how organic materials cycle through the oceans will be discussed. Topics include the role of organic matter in the C, N, S and P cycles; chemical composition of marine organic matter; biogeochemistry; diagenetic transformations of organic materials; organic matter decomposition and preservation; and petroleum geochemistry.