Estimating the kinetics of particle processes in the ocean
. Particle-reactive elements such as thorium and protactinium have found a variety of application in oceanography and paleo-oceanography, including in studies of paleo-circulation. However, these applications are currently limited by our incomplete understanding of the processes affecting particles in ocean waters (aggregation, disaggregation, remineralization, and sinking). In this project, inverse methods will be applied to estimate the kinetics of particle processes from the unprecedented data set collected along the North Atlantic section of the GEOTRACES
program. The ideal student would combine skills in various areas of mathematics and statistics with a keen interest in applying these skills to problems of ocean geochemistry. Please see this paper
for the type of work involved and contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or my collaborator Phoebe Lam
(email@example.com) for further information about the project.
I am active in education primarily through the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography (see CV).