Accession Number:

ADA626604

Title:

Development of an In-Situ Mass Spectrometer for Stable Isotope Analyses

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA SAINT PETERSBURG COLL OF MARINE SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Long-term goals for this project are to extend the use and application of small portable in-situ isotope ratio mass spectrometers for studies of a wide range of dissolved chemical species, including various forms of dissolved inorganic and organic carbon. Isotopic assessment of dissolved species can lead to the development of predictive tools for determining the biological-physical response of coastal oceans to natural climatic and anthropogenic changes, and to the seasonal development of physical boundary conditions e.g., particle density distributions and perturbations in light transmittance.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Isotopes
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE