Lynn Abramson on board the R/V Melville (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) proudly displaying subcores obtained from the foreset region of the Gulf of Papua clinoform delta

Lynn Abramson on board the R/V Melville (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) proudly displaying subcores obtained from the foreset region of the Gulf of Papua clinoform delta

Principal Investigators: Robert C. Aller and Josephine Y. Aller

Funded by NSF Chemical Oceanography Program

Students Supported:
M.S.: Megan Dantzler, Vasso Alexandratos
Ph.D.: Caterina Panzeca, Vanessa Madrid

Project Description:Most sediment entering the oceans is derived from tropical drainage basins and is deposited in deltaic systems along continental margins. This project compares early diagenetic processes, biogeochemical cycling, and authigenic mineral formation in mobile deltaic deposits of the Amazon – Guianas coastal mudbelt and the Gulf of Papua, Papua New Guinea, two of the major depocenters on Earth.

Location: Gulf of Papua, Papua New Guinea, 8.215 S, 144.399 E

 

 

 

MSRC graduate students Caterina Panzeca, Megan Dantzler, and Vanessa Madrid (left to right) on board the R/V Cape Ferguson (AIMS) prepare to sample mangrove fringe deposits along the Wame River in the Purarie Delta

MSRC graduate students Caterina Panzeca, Megan Dantzler, and Vanessa Madrid (left to right) on board the R/V Cape Ferguson (AIMS) prepare to sample mangrove fringe deposits along the Wame River in the Purarie Delta

Dr. Gregg Brunskill, colleague from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) explains project purposes and goals to local villagers from along the Bamu River, Papua New Guinea. Local people boarded the R/V Cape Ferguson to observe sampling and discuss findings

Dr. Gregg Brunskill, colleague from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) explains project purposes and goals to local villagers from along the Bamu River, Papua New Guinea. Local people boarded the R/V Cape Ferguson to observe sampling and discuss findings

 

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