I’m interested in carbon cycle connections between tectonic processes and climate. Marine volcanic rocks become major sinks for carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, when incorporated into mountain belts. Studies of modern weathering, erosion, and sedimentation around Farmington provide the experience for interpreting ancient weathering and erosion at times when tectonic events may have led to profound climate changes. This image illustrates sediment sampling on the Sebasticook River, part of a study to determine the relationship between sediment grain size and adsorption of heavy metals released from tanneries upstream.

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