The Isotope Geochemistry Lab is part of the Dept. of Geological Sciences
at the UW, and supervised by Bruce Nelson.
We're located in the Ocean Sciences Building on the sunny Seattle campus of the UW.
Our research interests and backgrounds are quite varied but we all have in
common using radiogenic isotope and trace element variations to understand
geologic processes and global to regional geochemical cycles. A quick list
of current abstracts and lab bibliography is available in subsections of
the Overview, and more detailed summaries and extracts are in the
Our group includes undergrads, grad students, post-docs and faculty from
the UW and elsewhere. This web site is designed to give you an idea of who
is working on what and where, our analytical capabilities, and those
problems in the earth sciences that fascinate us.
The north coast of Molokai, Hawaii where we are currently
the geology and geochemistry of the East Molokai volcano. This view of
Haupu Bay shows the lowest exposed (subaerial) part of the tholeiitic
shield which is at the base of the cliff. Behind the cliff are
caldera-filling lavas. Work on this section continued downward with
submarine expeditions utilizing Sea Cliff and PISCES V.