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Dr. Peter Swarzenski
Institution(s) / Organization(s):
United States Geological Survey (USGS), United States Department of the Interior
Dr. Swarzenski is a chemical oceanographer for the U.S. Geological Survey in St. Petersburg, Florida. His specialty includes the use of U-series isotopes to examine a suite of coastal processes including submarine groundwater discharge, and river-ocean mixing and exchange of solutes/materials across land-sea margins.
Currently, Dr. Swarzenski is involved in projects that address coastal groundwater flux into estuaries from Florida, and Chesapeake Bay to California. He has also been involved in an interdisciplinary project in Louisiana that addresses the delivery of sediment-hosted contaminants from the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. Within the USGS-funded Tampa Bay Project, Dr. Swarzenski has identified and assessed the role of submarine groundwater discharge into Tampa Bay and conducted historic solid-phase contaminant inventories recorded in sediments from Safety Harbor, Florida.
Ph.D. Chemical Oceanography
Area of Expertise / Interest:
Geosciences and Geochemistry; Surficial Processes; Harmful Algal Blooms; Hypoxia; Pollution; Chemical Oceanography
Preferred Language: English
Home Page URL: http://sofia.usgs.gov/people/swarzenski.html
Links to Projects or Publications:
Submarine Groundwater Discharge
Ground Water Characterization in Marine Areas of Biscayne National Park
Ground Water - Surface Water Seepage at Select TIME Sites
Tracing the Mixing of Groundwater into Coastal Waters Utilizing a New Radiometric Technique
Keywords: Isotopes, Radionuclides, Submarine groundwater, Sediment geochronology, Marine contaminants
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