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Macondo-1 well oil-derived polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in mesozooplankton from the northern Gulf of Mexico
Mesozooplankton (>200 μm) collected in August and September of 2010 from the northern Gulf of Mexico show evidence of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Multivariate statistical analysis revealed that ...
Oceanic loading of wildfire-derived organic compounds from a small mountainous river
Small mountainous rivers (SMRs) export substantial amounts of sediment into the world's oceans. The concomitant yield of organic carbon (OC) associated with this class of rivers has also been shown to be significant and ...
Comparison of quantification methods to measure fire-derived (black/elemental) carbon in soils and sediments using reference materials from soil, water, sediment and the atmosphere
Black carbon (BC), the product of incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and biomass (called elemental carbon (EC) in atmospheric sciences), was quantified in 12 different materials by 17 laboratories from different ...
Impact of Hurricane Katrina (2005) on deltaic evolution and shelf organic carbon cycling
Sediment cores from the continental shelf adjacent to the Mississippi River delta immediately after the passage of Hurricane Katrina were used to examine the magnitude, and implications for the carbon budget, of sediment ...
A Holocene record of climate-driven shifts in coastal carbon sequestration
A sediment core collected in the mesohaline portion of Chesapeake Bay was found to contain periods of increased delivery of refractory black carbon (BC) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The BC was most likely ...
ECU researchers discuss risky oil spill clean-up
(East Carolina University, 2010)
Macondo-1 well oil-derived polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
(East Carolina University, 2012-01-14)
Mesozooplankton (>200 mm) collected in August and September of 2010 from the northern Gulf of Mexico show evidence of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Multivariate statistical analysis revealed that ...
ECU aids with research of the BP oil calamity
(East Carolina University, 2010-06-16)
On April 20, the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon led to a substantial oil spill catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. The spill caused the death of 11 people and also took a vast toll on the marine environment, suffocating ...
ECU professors research effects of BP oil spill in Gulf of Mexico and beyond
(East Carolina University, 2010-06-08)
The BP oil spill, also known as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, has riveted the attention of the public since an explosion April 20 aboard an offshore oil rig caused crude oil to begin to leak into the Gulf of Mexico. ...