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MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION,
Program Reference Code(s):
1189, 1530, 4444
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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.