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Project Description

The University of Chicago

Contact Info

The University of Chicago
Dept. of Geophysical Sciences
5734 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Dr David Archer

Phone: (773) 702-0823
Fax: 773-702-9505
Email: d-archer@uchicago.edu
Website: geosci.uchicago.edu/~archer/

Fields of Interest

Description of Scientific Projects

I do modeling of the chemistry of the ocean to determine the ways in which the ocean can determine the pCO2 of the atmosphere, in the past (glacial / interglacial cycles) and future. One speciality is the role of sedimentary processes in regulating the pH of the ocean. The sediments in turn are driven by planktonic production of organic matter, CaCO3, and SiO2. The physics of the ocean interior also determine the impact of regional changes in ocean chemistry on the pCO2 of the atmosphere. Many of these problems require progress in computational techniques, such as message-passing ocean circulation codes, and efficient solvers for the nonlinear diffusion / reaction equations inherent in sediment diagenesis models.

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