Funded by NSF Ocean Sciences Division
Students Supported: Gillian Stewart, Aaron Beck, Jennifer Szlosek, Zhanfei Liu, and Jianhong Xue (all Ph.D.)
Project Description: MedFlux is a collaborative research project that includes investigators from the U.S. and Europe. We currently have two major objectives:
1) To assess the extent to which settling velocity separation techniques accurately and reliably measure in-situ settling velocities and to devise mechanical improvements and/or statistical correction procedures to overcome any deficiencies.
2)To develop perspectives and protocols that take advantage of the different sampling characteristics of in-situ pumps, sediment traps, and optical instruments, combined with radiochemical analysis, to assess the dependence of settling velocity and remineralization on particle size and the organic and inorganic composition of particles.
For a more detailed description of the Project, visit the MedFlux website.