chemistry

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists investigate missing carbon mystery

Until now, scientists believed the black carbon in the ocean was introduced there by rivers. However, a new paper published in Nature Communications by a collaborative group of scientists, including University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Jay Brandes and graduate student Kun Ma, questions that assumption and presents researchers with a new mystery.

 

Getting ready for an Arctic expedition

Editor’s Note: UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Chris Marsay is scheduled to join an international team of scientists who will spend months on board a German ice breaker, deliberately frozen into the Arctic ice pack. Marsay and his colleagues will be studying the effects of climate change on the Arctic. Marsay won’t join the expedition untl… Read more »

 

Postcard from Finland – Odds and Ends

Editor’s note: UGA Skidaway Institute professor Jay Brandes and graduate student Kun Ma are on a three-week research trip to a marine lab in Finland and sent this update. So yesterday the experiment ended. I think most people considered it a great success, even with several bags leaking. One always learns lessons from these sorts… Read more »

 

Postcard from Finland – Mid-experiment Update

Editor’s note: UGA Skidaway Institute professor Jay Brandes and graduate student Kun Ma are on a three-week research trip to a marine lab in Finland and sent this update. So today (July 2) we had an all-hands meeting to get a status update on the experiment. It turns out that one of the 16 mesocosms… Read more »

 

Postcard from Finland – Weekends at the Station

Editor’s note: UGA Skidaway Institute professor Jay Brandes and graduate student Kun Ma are on a three-week trip to a marine lab in Finland and sent this second update. So the experiment we are running lasts for 2 weeks, and weekends are included. There are a group of us at the station to collect samples… Read more »

 

Evening @ Skidaway program examines the ‘other carbon problem’

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clifton Buck will present an Evening @ Skidaway program to describe the science behind the “other carbon problem” — ocean acidification — on Tuesday, August 14, in the McGowan Library on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411). The… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists publish two papers on Arctic processes

The Arctic is experiencing the effects of climate change faster than anywhere on the planet, yet it is one of the least understood regions, due largely to the difficulty of making observations and collecting samples there. With the support of National Science Foundation funding, two University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientists are studying… Read more »