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Abstract

This is a personal account of some of the people and factors that were important in my career in chemical oceanography. I also discuss two areas of oceanographic research and training that I think need more attention. The first is how the difficulty in getting appropriate samples hampers our ability to fully understand biogeochemical processes in the sea. I have worked on dissolved materials, suspended and sinking particles, and sediments in lakes, oceans, rivers, and aerosols. Sample collection problems affect all those areas, although to different degrees. Second, I discuss a few of the issues that I most worry about with regard to graduate education in oceanography, among them an apparent decrease over the past several decades in the ability of many beginning students to write clearly and think logically.

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2019-01-03
2024-06-21
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