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Unformatted text preview: chemical oceanography Justus von Liebig : Law of the minimum British ship HMS Challenger: 1872-1876 . Went around the world and discovered 4700 unknown species . 492 deep-sea soundings . Law of minimum: states that growth of plants is limited by a single element, the one that is available at lowest supply rate. Iron (Fe) is often thought to be the limiter in Open Ocean . James Johnstone (1908): exchanges of chemical elements in plants and animals and the cycling of matter between biotic and abiotic world. (Biogeochemical cycles – exchanges and cycling of matter through biological, geological, and chemical processes. . Understanding Earth as a system (Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky) integrates biosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere and the atmosphere. . Alfred Redfield, in 1934,published data indicating a fixed ration of Carbon, Nitrogen, and phosphorous (Redfield ratio)...
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 3A taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.
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