Why does dissolved organic matter matter?

Maddy Lahm, Michael Gonsior and Leanne Powers work together to extract organic compounds from their samples.

Deep sea dissolved organic matter (DOM) holds almost as much carbon as the atmosphere holds in the form of carbon dioxide.

The difference between …

If you give a chemist a cookie

One of the best things about being aboard the Atlantic Explorer—- other than the budding scientific discoveries and the intellectual spirit— is the food.

Jacob Cram uses a conveniently placed pole to stabilize himself as he grabs his dinner in

CTD deployment and water collection

The CTD emerges from the deep blue water, suspended by a thick wire cord that is reeled in from the wheelhouse. Technicians onboard the vessel use hooks on broomsticks to control the CTD as it exits the water to guide