Projects and Initiatives

Air Pollution and Exposure Assessment

Exposure to airborne particulate matter (PM) has been shown to consistently correlate with pulmonary and cardiovascular disease.

Arctic Observing Network: Switchyard Region

 The proposed research will document the circulation, variability, and driving mechanisms of the upper ocean in the “freshwater switchyard of the Arctic Ocean.” This unexplored reg

Carbon Dioxide Research Group

Taro Takahashi

Sequestration of CO2 generated by power plants by injection into deep aquifers (geological sequestration) has been proposed as a possible alternative for the reduction of excessive green

Carbon Sequestration GPG Group

Peter B. Kelemen
Juerg M. Matter

Mineral carbonation in peridotite for CO2 capture and storage (CCS).

EarthView Explorer

EarthView Explorer computer software was designed as supplemental material for teaching and learning in the Earth Sciences for students in grades 6-12.

Environmental Tracer Group

Peter Schlosser
Martin Stute

Members of our group work on a variety of projects including studies of water movement in natural systems (ocean, groundwater), reconstruction of continental paleotemperature

Experimental Petrology

Interests, resumes, bibliographies and pdfs of recent papers for experimental petrology group


GEOTRACES is an international study of the global marine biogeochemical cycles of trace elements and their isotopes. Its mission is:

Paleo Dust

Gisela Winckler

Dust influences climate by altering the radiation budget of the atmosphere, and influences marine biogeochemistry by providing a source of essential micronutrients such as iron.

Southern Ocean Gas Exchange Experiment

David T. Ho
Wade McGillis

A US-led program to use process studies to improve quantification of air-sea CO2 fluxes and the gas transfer velocity was initiated in 1998.  So far, two large-scale studies have been conducte


Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean.
United States

Tertiary Magmatism in East Greenland and Hotspot Magmatism Worldwide

Peter B. Kelemen

Layered intrusions in East Greenland, mostly close to the contact between PreCambrian gneisses and Tertiary flood basalts, are commonly several million years younger than the flood basalts.

What can island isostasy tell us about hotspot dynamics?

marine terraces on Boa Vista Island

The Cape Verde Archipelago - the type-example of a hotspot in a stationary plate environment with respect to its melting source - exhibits ubiquitous evidence for quaternary uplift.


Cape Verde Islands
Cape Verde