||Richard E. Zeebe, Dieter Wolf-Gladrow
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This publication will definitely be an essential book for those industry professionals who are planning to work with the carbon dioxide system in seawater. It is intended to serve as a very valuable reference book for both experienced people and students. Next to nitrogen, oxygen and argon, CO2 is the most abundant gas in the atmosphere of the Earth. Next to water vapor it is the most important greenhouse gas. In contrast to nitrogen and oxygen most carbon dioxide of the combined atmosphere - ocean system is dissolved in water (98%), because CO2 is not simply dissolved in water (as other gases), but it reacts with water and forms bicarbonate and carbonate ions.