Rick Peterson, Research Scholar, Center for Marine and Wetland Studies
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.
High Marsh Experiment Committee
Primary Organization: Coastal Carolina University
Dr. Richard N. Peterson
Office Phone: (843) 349-4057
FAX Number: (843) 349-4042
Web Page: http://ww2.coastal.edu/rpeters2/
Other Identity Systems:
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)
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.