The Seafloor Samples Laboratory collection contains more than
14,000 archived marine geological samples that have been carefully
recovered from the seabed. The inventory includes long, stratified
sediment cores, rock dredges, surface grabs and samples collected
by DSRV Alvin.
National Ocean Sciences
Accelerator Mass Spectrometer Facility (NOSAMS)
NOSAMS supports research not just for the ocean sciences,
but for all studies of global change. Any carbon-bearing material
has the potential to be AMS analyzed and our facility has
an on site Sample Preparatory Laboratory (SPL) capable of
treating a large variety of materials containing carbon.
The Finnigan mass spectrometer system is utilized for the analysis of
calcium carbonate samples. Samples are run for paleoceanographic and
environmental research carried out by members of Geology and Geophysics, Marine Chemistry
and Geochemistry, and the Biology Departments, as well as the broader paleoceanographic community.
Plasma Mass Spectrometry Facility
The WHOI Plasma Mass Spectrometry (or ICP) Facility is a laboratory for
trace metal and isotope ratio measurements operated under the auspices
of WHOI's Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department. However, many
members of the G&G Paleoceanography and Climate group utilize these instruments
for their research.
Mass Spectrometry Facility
The Organic Mass Spectrometry Facility
provides specialized, state-of-the-art analytical services using instruments which
would be prohibitively expensive for any single investigator to develop, operate
and maintain. This facility primarily serves members of the WHOI Department of
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, but is available to all investigators at the
Institution and, as time and resources permit, to other researchers outside of
the Woods Hole community.
Northeast National Ion
Microprobe Facility (NENIMF)
The NENIMF members themselves cover a broad range of geochemical
research - from solar/presolar materials and processes, early
Earth evolution, mantle dynamics, and crustal processes and
evolution to environmental monitoring and experimental geochemistry.