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Roberta in Thailand Roberta C. Hamme

Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair in Ocean Carbon Dynamics
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of Victoria

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Understanding what drives the cycles of gases like carbon dioxide and oxygen is essential to understanding our changing planet. I measure a suite of inert and bioactive gases, like argon and oxygen, to investigate oceanic processes. Dissolved inert gases can tell us about how gases move between the atmosphere and the ocean and what processes drive those fluxes, such as rapid cooling and bubbles created by breaking waves. Dissolved oxygen measurements indicate the productivity of ocean waters. Atmospheric measurements can give us a globally integrated picture of the ocean uptake or release of gases. These different approaches allow my group to investigate a large variety of processes across many spatial and temporal scales.

We are currently looking for new graduate students at the PhD or MSc level to study ocean deoxygenation in the North Pacific. See project description here

The Download page contains both dissolved gas databases from my published papers and MatLab scripts for gas solubility and other useful seawater related quantities. I invite collaboration with people interested in using these gases as tracers, particularly modelers.

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University of Victoria
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