Roman de Jesus

Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

SUNY at Stony Brook

Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects

Activity

Stable Isotopes and M&Ms part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Activities
Students are often confused by the concepts of stable isotope signatures and conventional notation. This activity is designed to introduce students to the del notation (isotopic signature), fractionation, and end member mixing of stable isotopes using familiar objects disguised as isotopes. The activity does not explain the physical manifestation of why isotopic fractionation occurs, but does explain the concepts that one easily observes when interpreting stable isotope data sets.

Course

Intro to Ocean Chemistry part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Courses
Chemical principles applied to the study of the oceans. How chemical tracers are used to determine the geological, physical, and biological characteristics of present and past oceans. Other topics include physical marine chemistry, nutrient and carbon cycling, organic geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, sediment chemistry and diagenesis, air-sea exchange and controls on carbon dioxide, and estuarine geochemistry.


Events and Communities

Oceanography Workshop 2013