Biogeochemistry of barium in rivers and oceans of SE Asia

The primary objective of this project is to measure Ba and Ba isotopes in the river waters and oceans of Southeast Asia in order to characterize and also understand the potential of using Ba isotopes as a productivity, run off and water mass mixing proxy. In this context, the first and foremost task was to identify a study area suited as a case study and then set up the Barium purification/extraction method from the matrix elements followed by measurement on an MC-ICP-MS. 

Funding Sources: 

  • Earth Observatory of Singapore

Project Years: 

2018
2019