The University of Rhode Island
Graduate School of Oceanography
Paleoceanography/paleoclimatology at GSO stretches from the high latitude North Atlantic to the equatorial Pacific to ice cores from Antarctica. GSO faculty research interests include: micropaleontology, stratigraphy, sedimentary mineralogy and chemistry, and environmental magnetism. In addition, the volcanology group studies volcanogenic sediments in the deep sea. For additional information visit the Geological Oceanography page

GSO in Global Programs

The Ocean Drilling Program's drill ship Resolution recovers sediment and rock cores from the ocean floor. GSO faculty and students that have participated on recent cruises:

Steve Carey (Legs 157 and 165), Steve D'Hondt, John King, Haraldur Sigurdsson and Scott Rutherford, Leg 165; Art Spivack and David Smith (microbiology), Legs 185 and 190

The U.S. JGOFS program is part of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. GSO paleoceanographers participating include:

Margaret Leinen and Christopher Knowlton.

This section of core was recovered during ODP Leg 165 and spans the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary. This core was recovered from the equatorial Pacific for the JGOFS program.

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