Category: Rick Murray
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.
Rick Murray leads oceanographic research cruise studying Last Glacial Maximum climate in the North Atlantic Ocean
Earth & Environment Professor Rick Murray is Chief Scientist on a research cruise to the southern North Atlantic ocean to study the deep Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) during the last glacial maximum (LGM). The cruise, supported by a NSF grant to colleagues from the University of Rhode Island, departed Woods Hole on the R/V Knorr on Sunday, October 26 and will return on or about December 2. Murray is accompanied by two of his PhD students, Chloe Anderson and Ann Dunlea. Claire McKinley, a former Earth Sciences undergraduate student who is now a PhD student at Texas A & M, is also part of the team. Twenty-one scientists from several different countries are involved. In addition to gathering typical gravity- and multicores, the scientists will be using the highly-specialized Long Core piston coring system and will also be sampling the water column.
To see the cruise’s current location, click here.
To see video of the Long Core operations, click here.
The article, “The Future, Buried in the Deep,” relates the findings and impacts of last fall’s International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) research cruise to the Sea of Japan. During the research mission, Murray, who served as Co-Chief Scientist, and the crew collected core samples from the ocean floor that provide valuable data on a myriad of scientific topics related to our climate’s history and possible future trends.
To read the article, click on the title or follow the link here.
Helping Murray with the project were PhD students Ann Dunlea and Chloe Anderson.
To learn more about Rick Murray’s work, check out his profile page.
Earth & Environment Professor Rick Murray‘s recent comments regarding the shark sightings that have occurred in and around the Cape Cod Bay have been published in multiple local news sources.
In the articles, Murray discusses the correlation between seal populations and shark sightings.
To learn more about Rick Murray’s work, check out his profile page on our website.