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Award Abstract #1126673

MRI: Acquisition of a Light Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometer for High-Resolution Paleoclimatology and Undergraduate Education and Training in the Geosciences

NSF Org: AGS
Div Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences
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Initial Amendment Date: September 12, 2011
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Latest Amendment Date: September 12, 2011
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Award Number: 1126673
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Award Instrument: Standard Grant
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Program Manager: David J. Verardo
AGS Div Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences
GEO Directorate For Geosciences
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Start Date: September 15, 2011
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End Date: August 31, 2015 (Estimated)
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Awarded Amount to Date: $827,931.00
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Investigator(s): Amy Frappier afrappie@skidmore.edu (Principal Investigator)
Kyle Nichols (Co-Principal Investigator)
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Sponsor: Skidmore College
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-1632 (518)580-5177
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NSF Program(s): MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION,
PALEOCLIMATE PROGRAM
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Program Reference Code(s): 1189, 1530, 4444
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Program Element Code(s): 1189, 1530

ABSTRACT

This award uses funds to acquire a MAT253 high-sensitivity stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer, with a Kiel IV Carbonate Device, in order to analyze the isotopic composition of carbonates. This award also supports the acquisition of a Gas Bench II device to analyze carbonate, water, and gas samples.

The analytical instruments will be used for a broad range of scientific research involving climate, coupled natural and human systems, and water resources. Near-term research projects include climatology from cave and lake deposits, studies of hurricanes, sea-level transgressions, and isotope hydrology.

The broader impacts involve establishing a state-of-the-art analytical facility at a primarily undergraduate teaching institution where students may experience scientific research up close. The acquisition also helps underwrite the research of two female early career scientists.


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Amy B. Frappier
Richard H. Lindemann
Brian R. Frappier. "Stable isotope analysis of Dacryoconarid carbonate microfossils: A new tool for Devonian oxygen and carbon isotope stratigraphy.," Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, v.29, 2015. 

 

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