Category: Rick Murray
Professor Richard Murray, PhD graduate Ann Dunlea (now at WHOI), and their colleagues from Princeton have published “Cenozoic global cooling and increased seawater Mg/Ca via reduced reverse weathering” in Nature Communications. “Authigenic clay minerals … are recognized to be a major sink of many elements in the ocean but are difficult to study directly due to dilution by detrital clay minerals,” the team write. “Our results, together with previous studies, suggest that global reorganizations of biogenic silica burial over the Cenozoic reduced marine authigenic clay formation, contributing to the rise in seawater Mg/Ca and decline in atmospheric CO2 over the past 50 million years.”
Professor Rick Murray recently spoke with the Chronicle of Higher Education about the modernization of research vessels.
With our large footprint in coastal sands, how do we co-exist with our coastlines? Professor Richard Murray, director of the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences, has answers. Click here to watch the video.
Earth & Environment Professor Rick Murray has been elected to the position of Councillor of The Oceanography Society (TOS).
The Council is The Oceanography Society’s governing body and is responsible for directing the affairs and determining the future of the Society. Council members serve three-year terms, and are elected by the general membership of TOS.
Earth & Environment PhD candidate Ann Dunlea, who is finishing her dissertation working with Professor Rick Murray’s group, was just awarded an institutional post-doctoral position at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), through their Ocean and Climate Change Institute. After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester, Ann joined Murray’s group in Fall, 2010, and will begin at WHOI in September, 2016. Ann will be working on several paleogeochemical topics related to dynamics of the Indian and Asian monsoon.
The new paper, “Cobalt-based age models of pelagic clay in the South Pacific Gyre,” is first authored by Dunlea and second authored by Murray.
To read the article, click here.
The article titled “Dust, volcanic ash, and the evolution of the South Pacific Gyre through the Cenozoic,” is first authored by Dunlea and second authored by Murray.
To read the article, click here.
The article titled “National Science Foundation to Rebalance Ocean Science Funding” details the NSF’s “plans to cut back on escalating ocean research infrastructure costs and shift that funding to core research and technology programs” (“National“).
To read more about the article and Prof. Murray’s comments on the issue, click here.
The article “Richard Murray Goes to Washington” features a Q&A with Murray discussing his research, the oceans, and his new position.
Earth & Environment PhD candidate Rachel Scudder‘s dissertation defense is set for this coming Monday, December 8th, 2014, at 9 AM in CAS 132.
Scudder’s dissertation is titled “A Regional Assessment of Volcanic and Terrigenous Inputs to the Western Pacific Ocean ‘Subduction Factory.'”
Scudder is a PhD candidate in Earth Science; her primary advisor is Prof. Rick Murray.
All members of the department are encouraged to come out and support Rachel.