Hurricane Irene (2011) Rainwater Composition Paper - In Press, Marine Chemistry

Multiproxy probing of rainwater dissolved organic matter (DOM) composition in coastal storms as a function of trajectory.

This paper which is about to be published in Marine Chemistry is dedicated to the late Dr. Rebecca Dickhut. The collaboration between Andrew Wozniak and myself marks the first research collaboration between two of Rebecca's former students.

Our paper shows four things:

1) rainwater provenance affects its DOM composition,
2) coastal rainwater DOM is not derived exclusively from aerosol scavenging
3) marine-derived DOM may be found in Atlantic hurricane rain,
4) and this recycled marine rainwater may subsidize the carbon cycle in coastal aquatic ecosystems.