Geochemistry

RRS James Cook

The Geochemistry group uses chemical techniques to understand natural processes on a range of temporal and spatial scales, from nano-scale pre-solar grains in meteorites, to the biogeochemistry of the modern oceans, to the large-scale chemical structure and formation of planets. The remit extends from interactions between the core and mantle to the atmosphere, cryosphere and hydrosphere with implications for Earth's climate. We further apply these skills to understanding other terrestrial planets and the evolution of the solar system. A major theme is the use of isotopic tracers to understand the nature and chronology of cycling between the major reservoirs of the Earth.

Research Activities

Changing polar regions

The deep sea: exploration and climate links

Evolution of the early solar system

Monitoring radiation in the environment around Fukushima

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