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Robert K. Nelson

Robert K. Nelson

Research Specialist

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.

MS# 04

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.A. Central Connecticut State University, 1980, Biology

Research Interests

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.