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CHM/GLG 481 & 598: Geochemistry

Resources and library research instruction for Dr. Hartnett's Geochemistry class.



The science or study of the chemistry of the earth ...the origin of chemical elements, their evolution, the classes and many divisions of minerals and rocks and how they are created and changed by earth processes, and the circulation of chemical elements through all parts of the earth including the atmosphere and biological forms.

"Geochemistry." The Gale Encyclopedia of Science
Ed. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner. 
3rd ed. Vol. 3. Detroit: Gale, 2004. 1788-1790. 
Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 10 Feb. 2014.

Old Faithful; Yellowstone National Park

Assignment Topics

Each topic has it's own page that includes the database comparison chart and recommendations for searching that topic ...

  1. Geochemical implications for carbon dioxide sequestration in the ocean (biogeochemistry)

  2. Microbial degradation of organic contaminants (organic geochemistry)

  3. Trace metal contamination and remediation in sediments (environmental geochemistry)

  4. Anthropogenic impacts on global nitrogen cycling (N-cycling)

  5. Anthropogenic green-house gases (climate change)

  6. Sources of groundwater arsenic in the Southwestern US (water-rock interactions)

  7. Applications of microorganisms for modern mining (redox chemistry)

  8. Methane hydrates and implications for climate change (thermodynamics)

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