geochemical cycle

geochemical cycle

[¦jē·ō¦kem·ə·kəl ′sī·kəl]
(geochemistry)
During geologic changes, the sequence of stages in the migration of elements between the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere.
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However, the geochemical cycle of arsenic is quite complicated here as many factors have strong effects on this process [8, 9].
The carbonate silicate geochemical cycle and its effect on atmospheric carbon dioxide over the past 100 million years.
In this respect the discussion of the silicate-carbonate geochemical cycle is excellent.
Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is a technique that can provide routine, precise and accurate (and relatively cheap) measurements of Li isotopic composition in geological materials that need to be studied to constrain the inputs and sinks to the Li geochemical cycle. Using a commercially available ICP-MS quadrupole instrument equipped with a cool plasma option, isotopic composition of lithium can be measured with a within-run precision better than 0.05%0, and a long-term reproducibility of standards better that 1%0 (2 sigma, [[delta].sup.6]Li values).
For this he used the term geochemical cycles, to describe how the transport processes are often cyclic, forming closed loops.
There are many studies in recent times, on the topic Ecosystems and geochemical cycles. We intend to analyze the didactic transposition of this topic in terms of textbooks from the Portuguese education system, in different periods.
Related cyanobacteria play a major role in the planet's geochemical cycles.
He describes this basic tool of process engineering mostly as it is used in modeling and designing industrial chemical processes, but does include examples illustrating its application in such fields as life-cycle analysis, medical technology, geochemical cycles and climate change, resource management, and interplanetary travel.
The introductions of the papers collectively sum up the importance of biomineralization and why geologists should care: organisms--prokaryotic starting nearly 4 billion years ago, eukaryotic barging in for the past half a billion or so--shouldered their way into virtually all geochemical cycles on Earth's surface to the point that most geochemical reactions are really biogeochemical.
But the reality is that we live in a commons--or, as Adlai Stevenson put it, we are "passengers on a little spaceship." The oceans, the atmosphere, the genetic legacy of biological diversity, even the global geochemical cycles are all common resources.