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Oliver C. Zafiriou

Oliver C. Zafiriou

Scientist Emeritus

Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2342

Fax: +1 508 457 2164

WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 04

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.A. Oberlin College, 1962, Chemistry
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1966, Chemistry

Research Interests

Photochemistry and free radical chemistry and their effects on ocean redox chemistry (especially of oxygen monoxide, organic compounds, and carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide); modeling short-lived species in the mixed layer; the oceanic nitrogen cycle, especially nitrification and denitrification processes; chemistry of the marine atmosphere; remote sensing.