Jim Happell

Research Assoc. Professor

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Research Associate Professor, Department of Ocean Sciences - Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science

One of my research interests involves the use of transient tracers, such as chlorofluorocarbons and tritium, to determine groundwater flow patterns and rates. I am also interested in the role of soils in the global budget of halogenated atmospheric trace gases. I am currently conducting a project that is focusing on obtaining a better estimate of the global soil sink strength for atmospheric carbon tetrachloride. Additionally, I am interested in developing analytical methods for the measurement of halogenated trace gases in water and air.


1984B.S. , State University of New York College at Fredonia
1989M.S. , Florida State University
1992Ph.D. , Florida State University