Category Archives: Oceans

Weekly News Round-Up 22.03.13

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Howdy readers!! now as the usually team for the weekly round up are busy in Houston, I’m going to continue the awesome work they’ve been doing… I hope 🙂 Houston Voyager has ‘left’ the Solar System!! Voyager-1 spacecraft (NASA) was … Continue reading

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Halogens within the Earth and Solar System

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Halogens have been a widely underutilized geochemical tool. Only now are we seeing the potential that halogens have to answer deep unresolved questions like How did they Earth form from meteorites? And how does the Earths volatiles get transported and stored. The … Continue reading

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Location, location, location – UKGEOTRACES 40°S

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I promised a while ago that I would give some background to the research expedition that I was preparing for – UKGEOTRACES 40°S. I have been at sea, on the RRS James Cook, for the past week, setting of from … Continue reading

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How to pack for a cruise – with a twist

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When I tell people I go on cruises I always have to preface it with the words ‘scientific research’. However, when my boss tells says ‘get packing you are off on a cruise’ there is, of course, some excitement, even … Continue reading

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The Lure of the Unknown

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“Probably the greatest enticement for those who today are devoting their lives to the study of the sea is the lure of the unknown, the challenge of the undiscovered, the thrill of discovery on what is truly the last frontier … Continue reading

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Helium-3 as a Source Tracer for Micronutrients

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Using noble gases and tritium to identify trace metal sources and scavenging in the oceans Trace metals include elements such as zinc, lead, nickel, manganese, iron, copper, cobalt, chromium and aluminium. They are also known as micronutrients as they are … Continue reading

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