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Rick Peterson, Research Scholar, Center for Marine and Wetland Studies

Rick Peterson

Research Emphasis:

My primary research focus is centered around examining groundwater-surface water interactions. This exchange can deliver significant quantities of nutrients, trace metals, and contaminants to the coastal ocean, lakes, rivers, and wetlands. I am interested in developing and applying techniques to resolve driving forces and mechanisms of this interaction as well as quantifying fluxes. I am particularly interested in applying naturally-occurring radioisotopic tracers to study this exchange process in a number of unique settings. Other research interests include applying natural radiotracers to a multitude of environmental processes including particle transport and atmospheric deposition.

GCE Committees:

High Marsh Experiment Committee

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  Coastal Carolina University

Mailing Address:

Dr. Richard N. Peterson
Center for Marine and Wetland Studies
1270 Atlantic Avenue, Room 111
Coastal Carolina University
Conway, South Carolina 29526

Office Phone:  (843) 349-4057

FAX Number:  (843) 349-4042

E-Mail:  rpeters2@coastal.edu

Web Page:  http://ww2.coastal.edu/rpeters2/

Other Identity Systems:

LTER:  15735

GCE Data Sets:

GIS-GCED-1107 (Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of Doboy Sound at the mouth of the Duplin River near Sapelo Island, Georgia)

GCE Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Peterson, R.N., Breier, J.C., Harmon, L.R., Brusa, J. and Hutchins, P.R. 2013. Development of a sparging chamber for field radon analysis. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. 298:1347-1357. (DOI: 10.1007/s10967-013-2589-5)

Conference Posters and Presentations

Straub, J.A., Hill, J. C., Viso, R.F., Peterson, R.N. and Carter, M. 2014. Presentation: Fluvial Morphology and Bedform Migration in the Ebb Tidal Dominated Duplin River, Georgia. 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, December, 2014, San Francisco.

Carter, M., Viso, R.F., Peterson, R.N. and Hill, J. C. 2013. Poster: Tidal Pumping as a Driver of Groundwater Discharge to a Back Barrier Salt Marsh Ecosystem. Hydrologic Controls on Biogeochemical and Ecosystem Processes at the Land-Sea Interface III. 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, 9-13 December, 2013, San Francisco.

McHugh, C., Peterson, R.N. and Viso, R.F. 2011. Poster: Preliminary Observations of Groundwater Discharge Behaviors into the Duplin River. 2011 LTER Science Council Meeting, May 2011, Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Young, D., McHugh, C., Viso, R.F. and Peterson, R.N. 2011. Poster: Geophysical Characterization of the Duplin River. 2011 LTER Science Council Meeting, May 2011, Jekyll Island, Georgia.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.