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Assessing the Concentration and the Molecular and Isotropic Composition of Deep sea Submerged Oils in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

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University of South Florida


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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program


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Chemical Aspects Research

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Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

This proposal focuses on determining the concentration and chemical composition hydrocarbons in the different layers of deep-sea submerged. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques in molecular organic and isotope geochemistry this research aims to develop a "chemical fingerprint" for the subsurface oil that future researchers can trace the flow and cycling of oil within the marine waters and sediments and within marine ecosystems and habitats.


David J. Hollander
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