Robert K. Nelson
Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
Office Phone: +1 508 289 3452
Fax: +1 508 457 2164
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050
B.A. Central Connecticut State University, 1980, Biology
Determination of the chemical composition and molecular structure of compounds that reside in sea-surface films; measurement of the range of surface elasticities that occur in coastal, continental shelf, and open ocean environments; development of systems for observing chemical constituents and their enrichments in sea-surface films; study of the effects of biogenically derived surfactant compounds on gas exchange rates at the air-sea interface.