The Mediterranean Sea
Edited by Saliot, Alain
With contributions by numerous experts, this is one of the series: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry ,
Vol. 5: Water Pollution, Part K.
Hardcover XIV, 414 p. 96 illus ISBN 9783540250180
Our current knowledge on chemicals in the Mediterranean Sea is presented. The increasing rates of exploitation
and pollution are producing unprecedented environmental changes in this semi-enclosed sea, which is often
considered a unique model to study global change evolution of our ocean and coastal seas. This volume deals
with several aspects of the chemical contamination of the Mediterranean Sea and its health. After a description
of the general physical and socio-economic context, exploration of processes governing the fate of chemicals, the
budget of both inorganic and organic major and preoccupant contaminants and a description of new tools to study
the impact of pollution on the Mediterranean Sea are discussed. The book serves as a reference source for the
chemical aspects of the Mediterranean Sea for students and scientists and a practical guide for those who have
professional responsibility for the management and operation of environmental impact assessment programmes.
Written for scientists, engineers, graduate students in the field of environmental sciences, risk assessment and risk
controlling, toxicology and ecology; decision-makers in government, industrial and regulatory bodies
Lucien LAUBIER: Mediterranean Sea and Humans: improving a Conflictual Partnership.
Claude MILLOT and Isabelle TAUPIER-LETAGE: Circulation in the Mediterranean Sea.
J.P. BETHOUX: Nutrient (N,P,Si), Oxygen (O2) and Carbon Ratios, CO2 Sequestration and Anthropogenic
Forcing in the Mediterranean Sea.
Joan ALBAIGES: Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Mediterranean Sea.
Christophe MIGON: Trace Metals in the Mediterranean Sea.
Daniel COSSA: The Mediterranean Mercury Anomaly, a Geochemical or a Biological Issue.
Françoise ELBAZ-POULICHET: River Inputs of Metal and Arsenic.
Stefano GUERZONI: Input of Various Chemicals Transported by Saharan Dust and Depositing at the
Sea Surface in the Mediterranean Sea.
Bozena COSOVIC: Surface Active Properties of the Sea Surface Microlayer and Consequences
for Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea.
Jean-François RONTANI: Importance of Visible Light-induced Photooxidation
Processes in the Mediterranean Sea.
Michael O. ANGELIDIS: Exchange of Pollutants (trace elements) at the Sediment Boundary.
Hervé THEBAULT: Biological Indicators in Mediterranean Coastal Waters : a Link between Environmental
Chemistry and Ecological Assessment
Jean-Marie BECKERS: Applicability of Models in the Field of Environmental Chemistry
of the Mediterranean Sea.
Vittorio BARALE: Satellite Observations as Indicators of the Health of the Mediterranean Sea.
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