2 points (class), prof. Barak Herut & Dr. Revital Bookman
This course will focus on two major aspects: chemical cycles in sea water and geochemical processes in marine sediment, especially the interaction between sea water and the sediment. Main concepts of interactions and processes, fluxes and reservoir, sources and sinks in marine environment, will be discussed. The course chapters will include understanding of chemical composition and properties of water, dynamic equilibrium in the sea water, dissolved gases in water, resistance time and mass balance of several elements. In addition, transportation of dissolved and particle mater from land to sea, distribution and composition of marine sediment precipitation and dissolving, diagenesis and subsidence of sediments will be discussed. We shell study about chemical and geochemical processes in sediment, bioturbation, redox processes, and processes in the intermediate sediment-water such as interaction between volcanic rocks and sea water. Final grade will be composed of an exam and tutorials.