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Chemical Oceanography

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The Chemical Oceanography Program supports research into the chemistry of the oceans and the role of the oceans in global geochemical cycles. Areas of interest include chemical composition, speciation, and transformation; chemical exchanges between the oceans and other components of the Earth system; internal cycling in oceans, seas, and estuaries; and the use of measured chemical distributions as indicators of physical, biological, and geological processes.

Program contacts

Henrietta Edmonds
hedmonds@nsf.gov (703) 292-7427 GEO/OCE
Elizabeth Canuel
ecanuel@nsf.gov (703) 292-7938 GEO/OCE
Katsumi Matsumoto
kmatsumo@nsf.gov (703) 292-7139
Rolf E. Sonnerup
rsonneru@nsf.gov (703) 292-8169 GEO/OCE

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