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Isotopic Geochemistry

Using radioactive isotope systems to determine the age and origins of minerals and rocks, primarily as tracers of magmatic processes and the evolution of the earth.

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Organic molecules in natural waters can help us to understand the global cycling of biologically important elements like carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus.

Specializing in high-precision isotopic analyses, elemental abundances, and petrology. Our main areas of research are in the fields of cosmochemistry and mantle and crustal geochemistry.

Earth News

Oct 22, 2021 Seamount Named for Iconic Scripps Oceanographer Walter Munk

Seamount Named for Iconic Scripps Oceanographer Walter Munk

The new Munk Guyot southwest of Hawaii was mapped by research vessel S...

Sep 16, 2021 Scripps Oceanography Welcomes New Faculty Members

Scripps Oceanography Welcomes New Faculty Members

Colleen Petrik and Vashan Wright are among the most recent faculty hir...