Staff Profile

Sune Nielsen

Preferred Name: Sune Nielsen




Phone: 508 289 2837

Office: CLARK 435B 

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,   Mail Stop 22
266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543

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Research Statement

My work is centered on using isotope tracers to investigate a variety of different processes on Earth and in the Solar System. My research interests span topics such as Cenozoic ocean chemistry and the link to climate change; hydrothermal fluid fluxes through oceanic crust; mantle geochemistry and the link between subduction and mantle plumes; the evolution of ocean oxygenation through time; and planetary accretion and the formation of the Moon.

I primarily use stable isotopes of ‘heavy’ elements such as vanadium, iron, zinc, molybdenum, barium, thallium and uranium to investigate these topics.