We were recenty funded through the NSF MRI program to establish a new Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry facility at BU. A Finnigan Triton is on order, expected this spring.
We are beginning a newly-funded project (NSF-MARGINS) to investigate chemical weathering on the floodplain of the Fly River in Papua New Guinea.
A new project, funded through the NSF hydrology program, will investigate subsurface hydrologic flowpaths in the Rio Icacos watershed, Puerto Rico.
Kurtz's presentation to the site selection panel for the new Critical Zone Exploration Network was well recieved, and we expect to establish a CZEN node site at Rio Icacos in Puerto Rico.