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We’re pleased to welcome Öykü Mete, 2021 Summer Student Fellow, to the NIRVANA Labs! Öykü will be identifying factors that influence marine barium distributions using data from GEOTRACES.

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Review of  recent developments in the study of trace elements and their isotopes in the ocean published today. This study rounds out a Virtual Special Issue of Chemical Geology entitled: Cycles of trace elements and isotopes in the ocean – GEOTRACES and beyond…, and is authored by the Guest Editors: Tim Conway, Tristan Horner, Yves Plancherel, and…

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Study led by Ann Dunlea and Logan Tegler published in Chemical Geology. This study investigates how pelagic clays can record the iron isotope composition of seawater and explores what these records reveal about iron cycling in the South Pacific over the last 95 million years. Full citation: Dunlea, A. G., Tegler, L. A., Peucker-Ehrenbrink, B.,…

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Barium Isotopes, published today by Cambridge University Press as part of the series Geochemical Tracers in Earth System Science. Led by Tristan Horner and Peter Crockford, the book reviews the latest and greatest developments in barium isotope geochemistry. Full citation: Horner, T. J., & Crockford, P. W. (2021). Barium Isotopes: Drivers, Dependencies, and Distributions through…

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Study led by Kim Mayfield published in Nat. Commun. illustrating the impact of groundwater inputs on marine isotope budgets (including for barium!). Full citation: Mayfield, K. K., Eisenhauer, A., Ramos, D. P. S., Higgins, J. A., Horner, T. J., Auro, M., Magna, T., Moosdorf, N., Charette, M. A., Gonneea, M. E., Brady, C. E., Komar,…

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Study led by Francisca Martínez-Ruiz published in Front. Earth Sci. showing similar patterns of barite precipitation throughout the mesopelagic ocean, suggesting a common (organo)mineralization driving process. This paper is part of a special issue entitled: The Oceanic Particle Flux and its Cycling Within the Deep Water Column. Full citation: Martínez Ruíz, F. C., Paytan, A.,…

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We’re pleased to welcome Evan Paris, 2020 Summer Student Fellow, to the NIRVANA Labs! Evan will be researching the role of seawater chemistry in shaping the composition of ferromanganese deposits, working closely with Tristan Horner and Ann Dunlea.

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Julia Middleton returns to Woods Hole after two months collecting samples in the Southern Ocean (Indian Sector) aboard the R/V Thomas G. Thompson (cruise TN376).

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