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Assistant Professor
Roebling 176
Office Phone:  (912) 598-2418
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B.S. Lehigh Univeristy 2001
Ph.D. Florida State University 2008

Research Interests

Aspects of environmental chemistry, chemical oceanography, and atmospheric chemistry including:
(1) The transport of biologically important elements to oceans and estuaries via aerosols 
(2) The processes controlling aerosol elemental solubility and metal speciation 
(3) The fate of aerosol derived trace elements and nutrients in aquatic and marine systems
(4) The distribution of dissolved and particulate trace metals in marine systems

Current Projects

GEOTRACES Pacific Section: Collection and Analysis of Atmospheric Deposition NSF-OCE 1454368
GEOTRACES Arctic Section: Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheric Deposition NSF-OCE 1438047


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Clifton Buck's Selected Publications

Barrett PM, Resing JA, Buck NJ, Feely RA, Bullister JL, Buck CS, Landing WM.  2014.  Calcium carbonate dissolution in the upper 1000 m of the eastern North Atlantic. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. :n/a-n/a.
Grand MM, Buck CS, Landing WM, Measures CI, Hatta M, Hiscock WT, Brown MT, Resing JA.  2014.  Quantifying the impact of atmospheric deposition on the biogeochemistry of Fe and Al in the upper ocean: A decade of collaboration with the US CLIVAR-CO2 Repeat Hydrography Program. Oceanography. 27(1):62-65.
Buck CS, Landing WM, Resing J.  2013.  Pacific Ocean aerosols: Deposition and solubility of iron, aluminum, and other trace elements. Marine Chemistry. 157:117-130.
Morton PL, Landing WM, Hsu S-C, Milne A, Aguilar-Islas AM, Baker AR, Bowie AR, Buck CS, Gao Y, Gichuki S.  2013.  Methods for the sampling and analysis of marine aerosols: results from the 2008 GEOTRACES aerosol intercalibration experiment. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 11:62-78.
Buck CS, Paytan A.  2012.  Evaluation of commonly used filter substrates for the measurement of aerosol trace element solubility. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 10:790-806.
Barrett PM, Resing JA, Buck NJ, Buck CS, Landing WM, Measures CI.  2012.  The trace element composition of suspended particulate matter in the upper 1000m of the eastern North Atlantic Ocean: A16N. Marine Chemistry. 142-144:41-53.
Han Q, Zender CS, J. Moore K, Buck CS, Chen Y, Johansen A, Measures CI.  2012.  Global estimates of mineral dust aerosol iron and aluminum solubility that account for particle size using diffusion-controlled and surface-area-controlled approximations. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 26(2):n/a-n/a.
Gallon C, Ranville MA, Conaway CH, Landing WM, Buck CS, Morton PL, A. Flegal R.  2011.  Asian Industrial Lead Inputs to the North Pacific Evidenced by Lead Concentrations and Isotopic Compositions in Surface Waters and Aerosols. Environmental Science & Technology. 45(23):9874-9882.
Buck CS, Landing WM, Resing JA.  2010.  Particle size and aerosol iron solubility: A high-resolution analysis of Atlantic aerosols. Marine Chemistry. 120(1-4):14-24.