To achieve the essential synergy between theory and observation necessary to understand natural processes, EAPS members must often leave the lab and go out into the field.
Lecturer, Amanda Bosh
Flagstaff, AZ (Lowell Observatory)
Impact: Amanda Bosh, and students Stephanie Sallum (’12) and Kristin Berry (’13), travelled to Arizona to look for potential occultation candidates for Pluto, in order to study and monitor any recent changes in its atmosphere.
Graduate Student, Britta Voss
Impact: Britta Voss and co-workers from WHOI are studying biogeochemical cycling in the Fraser River and in particular how carbon and minerals are transported and transformed within river networks.
Graduate Student, Jamie Collins
Impact: Jamie Collins participated in a cruise from the Azores to Iceland as part of the North Atlantic Virus Infection of Coccolithosphores Expedition, a project seeking to characterize the role of viruses in the annual bloom of coccolithosphores.
Graduate Student, Alice Alpert
Impact: Alice Alpert joined a team investigating how the unique properties of the Equatorial Undercurrent (EU) affect the reefs on small islands against which it upwells. The EU’s cool and nutrient rich waters promote coral health, perhaps giving them greater resilience in a changing climate.
Graduate Student, Seth Burgess
Impact: Part of a multi-season project, Seth Burgess accompanied by Professors Sam Bowring and Lindy Elkins-Tanton with graduate student Ben Black, are investigating whether or not the absolute age of the Siberian Traps large igneous province permits it to have been a plausible trigger for the end-Permian extinction.
Postdoc, Gonzalo Carrasco
Coast of Kuwait
Impact: By looking at Pb, Zn, Cd, and Cu in seawater, sediments, and corals off shore of Kuwait, Gonzalo Carrasco is seeking to establish the anthropogenic signal of these pollutants through the past 70 years of accelerated regional industrialization.
Associate Professor, Dan Cziczo
Impact: Dan Cziczo, accompanied by graduate student Sarvesh Garimella, spent time at the Aerosol Interactions and Dynamics Chamber at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the leading facility for making ice clouds under controlled conditions.
Graduate Student, Nicholas Van Buer
Ladakh, Jammu and Kasmir, India
Impact: Ladakh is a former island arc trapped between India and Asia. Nicholas Van Buer went there to study the geology of the region seeking a better understanding of the geologic history of the India-Asia collision at that location.
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