School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Walter Geibert

I am a Senior Research Fellow in Ocean Circulation, Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate at the University of Edinburgh .

My main research interest is the the understanding of transport mechanisms in the ocean, and how they are related to global climate. As tools in my studies, I use naturally occurring radioactive substances that originate from uranium and thorium decay series, cosmogenic nuclides, and trace elements.

For an overview about my research activities and publications, please select one of the links to the left.

I am participating in
[GEOTRACES logo]
a NERC-funded study of micronutrients in the South Atlantic. Click on the logo to find out more.

A particular focus of my work is on the Southern Ocean and the Weddell Gyre, which differs from the rest of the Southern Ocean in some important aspects.
[Southern Ocean][Weddell]

Useful documents
A wall chart (A3) of the U/Th and 241Am series with half-lives, decay modes and decay energies. Suitable for placing next to your counter in order to identify interferences.

A description of a simple experiment that illustrates the mechanism of ocean acidification, suitable for school classes and other educational purposes.

An oceanographic dataset (Geibert et al. 2010, GBC) in Ocean Data View - text format, suitable for practising the use of ODV, especially in teaching, plus a one page summary of the ODV basics.