Study of the oceans can take many forms: chemical, biological, physical. Oceanography research at U-M investigates properties of oceans, past and present. Researchers study internal wave formation, model ancient tidal waves and paleo-ocean circulation patterns, reconstruct temperature, salinity, and water chemistry in ancient oceans, and relate changes in ocean sediments to past climate shifts.
|Faculty||Specialities||Associated Laboratories and Research Groups|
|Brian Arbic||Physical oceanography, numerical modeling, satellite oceanography, oceanography capacity development in Africa.||Arbic Group|
|Joel Blum||Isotope Geochemistry, Geochemistry of heavy metals, mercury in the environment, geoarcheology, forest biogeochemistry.|
|Julie Cole||Coral reefs, caves, drought, El Nino, Common Era, Holocene.||Julia Cole's Climate Lab|
|Ingrid Hendy||Sedimentology, micropaleontology, paleoceanography, glaciology.|
|Sierra Petersen||Past greenhouse climates, mass extinctions, stable and clumped isotope paleothermometry, fossil mollusks, sclerochronology.||Lab Website|
|Chris Poulsen||Climate dynamics, paleoclimatology, earth system modeling, climate change, climate variability, climate-ecosystem interactions, water isotopes, ecohydrology, climate-mountain interactions, paleoaltimetry.||Climate Change Research Group|