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209. Karthäuser, C., Fucile, P.D., Maas, A.E. et al. (2024) RotoBOD - quantifying oxygen consumption by suspended particles and organisms. Environmental Science & Technology, preprint. DOI:

208. Taqieddin, A., Sarrouf, S., Ehsan, M.F., Buesseler, K., Alshawabkeh, A. (2024) Electrochemical ocean iron fertilization and alkalinity enhancement approach toward CO2 sequestration. npj Ocean Sustainability, 3:28. DOI:

207. Clevenger, S.J., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Roca-Martí, M., Bam, W., Estapa, M., Kenyon, J.A., Pike, S., Resplandy, L., Wyatt, A., Buesseler, K.O. (2024) Carbon and silica fluxes during a declining North Atlantic spring bloom as part of the EXPORTS program. Marine Chemistry, 258, 104346. DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2023.104346

206. Johnson et al. including K. Buesseler (2024) Assessment of oceanographic conditions during the North Atlantic Export Processes in the Ocean from RemoTe Sensing (EXPORTS) field campaign. Progress in Oceanography, 220, 103170. DOI:


205. Graff et al. including Buesseler, K. (2023) Reconciliation of total particulate organic carbon and nitrogen measurements determined using contrasting methods in the North Pacific Ocean as part of the NASA EXPORTS field campaign. Elementa, 11(1), 00112. DOI:

204. Wojtal P.K., Doherty, S.C., Shea, C.H., Popp, B.N., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Buesseler, K.O., Estapa, M.L., Roca-Marti, M., Close, H.G. (2023) Deconvolving mechanisms of particle flux attenuation using nitrogen isotope analyses of amino acids. Limnology and Oceanography, 68:8, 1949-1963. DOI:


203. Rypina, I., Macdonald, A., Yoshida, S., Manning, J., Gregory, M., Rozen, M., Buesseler, K. (2022) Spreading Pathways of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Wastewater in and around Cape Cod Bay: Estimates from Ocean Drifter Observations. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 255, 107039.

202. Buesseler, K., Leinen, M., Ramakrishna, K. (2022) Removing carbon dioxide: first, do not harm. Nature Correspondence, 606, 864. DOI:

201. Ceballos-Romero, E., Buesseler, K.O., Villa-Alfageme, M., (2022) Revisiting five decades of 234Th data: a comprehensive global oceanic compilation, Earth System Science Data Discussions, 1-64. DOI: 10.5194/essd-2021-259.


200. Therrold, S. et al including K. Buesseler (2021) Twilight Zone Observation Network: A distributed observation network for sustained, real-time interrogation of the ocean’s twilight zone. Marine Technology Society Journal, 55(3). DOI: 10.4031/MTSJ.55.3.46

199. Ceballos-Romero, E., Buesseler, K.O., Muñoz-Nevado, C., Villa-Alfageme, M. (2021) More than 50 years of Th-234 data: a comprehensive global oceanic compilation. PANGAEA,

198. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Authors: Doney, S.C., Buck, H., Buesseler, K., Iglesias-Rodriguez, M.D., Moran, K., Oschlies, A., Renforth, P., Roman, J., Sant, G.N., Siegel, D.A., Webb, R., White, A. (2021) A Research Strategy for Ocean-based Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration (pdf). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

197. Durkin, C., Buesseler, K.O., Cetinic, I., Estapa, M., Kelly, R.P., Omand, M. (2021) A visual tour of carbon export by sinking particles (pdf). Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 35, e2021GB006985. DOI: 10.1029/2021GB006985

196. Siegel, D., et al including Buesseler, K.O. (2021) An operational overview of the EXport Processes in the Ocean from RemoTe Sensing (EXPORTS) Northeast Pacific Field Deployment (pdf). Elementa, 9(1), 00107. DOI: 10.1525/elementa.2020.00107.

195. Roca-Marti, M., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Umhau, B.P., Wyatt, A.M., Clevenger, S.J., Pike, S., Horner, T.J., Estapa, M.L., Resplandy, L., Buesseler, K.O. (2021) Concentrations, ratios and sinking fluxes of major bioelements at Ocean Station Papa (pdf). Elementa, 9(1), 00166. DOI: 10.1525/elementa.2020.00166.

194. Estapa, M., Buesseler, K., Durkin, C.A., Omand, M., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Roca-Marti, M., Breves, E., Kelly, R.P., Pike, S. (2021) Biogenic sinking particle fluxes and sediment trap collection efficiency at Ocean Station Papa (pdf). Elementa, 9(1), 00122. DOI: 10.1525/elementa.2020.00122.

193. Clevenger, S.J., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Drysdale, J., Pike, S., Puigcorbé, V., Buesseler, K.O. (2021) Review of the analysis of 234Th in small volume (2-4 L) seawater samples: improvements and recommendations (pdf). Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 329, 1-13. DOI: 10.1007/s10967-021-07772-2


192. Buesseler, K.O. (2020) Opening the floodgates at Fukushima (pdf). Science, 369(6504), 621-622. DOI: 10.1126/science.abc1507.

191. Buesseler, K.O., Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Roca-Marti, M., Wyatt, A.M., Resplandy, L., Clevenger, S.J., Drysdale, J.A., Estapa, M.L., Pike, S., Umhau, B.P. (2020) High resolution spatial and temporal measurements of particulate organic carbon flux using thorium-234 in the northeast Pacific Ocean during the EXport Processes in the Ocean from RemoTe Sensing field campaign (pdf). Elementa, 8(1), 030. DOI: 10.1525/elementa.030

190. Kenyon, J.A., Buesseler, K.O., Casacuberta, N., Castrillejo, M., Otosaka, S., Masqué, P., Drysdale, J.A., Pike, S.M., Sanial, V. (2020) Distribution and evolution of Fukushima Dai-ichi derived 137Cs, 90Sr, and 129I in surface seawater off the coast of Japan (pdf). Environmental Science and Technology, 54(23), 15066-15075. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c05321.

189. Martin, A., Boyd, P., Buesseler, K. et al. (2020) The ocean's twilight zone must be studied now, before it is too late (pdf). Nature Comments, 508, 26-28. DOI: 10.1038/d41586-020-00915-7

188. Black, E.E., Kienast, S.S., Lemaitre, N., Lam, P.J., Anderson, R.F., Planquette, H., Planchon, F., Buesseler, K.O. (2020) Ironing our the question of Fe residence time in the dynamic upper ocean (pdf). Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 34(9), e2020GB006592. DOI:

187. Macdonald, A., S. Yoshida, S. Pike, K. Buesseler, I. Rypina, S. Jayne, V. Rossi, J. Kenyon, J.A. Drysdale (2020). A Fukushima Tracer Perspective on Four Years of North Pacific Mode Water Evolution (pdf). Deep-Sea Research Part I, 166, 103379. DOI:

186. Jin, D., Hoagland, P., Buesseler, K. (2020) The value of scientific research on the ocean's biological carbon pump. Science of the Total Environment, 749, 141357. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141357

185. Buesseler, K.O., Boyd, P.W., Black, E.E., Siegel, D.A. (2020) Metrics that matter for assessing the ocean biological carbon pump (pdf). PNAS Perspective, 117(18), 9679-9687. DOI:

184. Nagao, S., Terasaki, S., Ochiai, S., Fukushi, K., Tomihara, S., Charette, M.A., Buesseler, K.O. (2020) Desorption behavior of Fukushima-derived radiocesium in sand collected from Yotsukura Beach in Fukushima prefecture (pdf). Analytical Sciences, 36, 569-575.

183. Onrubia, J.A., Petrova, M.V., Puicorbé, V., Black, E.E., Valk, O., Dufour, A., Hamelin, B., Buesseler, K.O., Masqué, P., Le Moigne, F.A.C, Sonke, J.E., van der Loeff, M.R., Heimbürger-Boavida, L.-E. (2020) Mercury export flux in the Arctic Ocean estimated from 234Th/238U disequilibria (pdf). ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 4(5), 795-801. DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00055

182. Estapa, M., Valdes, J., Tradd, K., Sugar, J., Omand, M., Buesseler, K. (2020) The neutrally buoyant sediment trap: two decades of progress (pdf). Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 37, 957-973. DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-19-0118.1

181. Baker, C., Estapa, M., Iversen, M., Lampitt, R., Buesseler, K. (2020) Are all sediment traps created equal? An intercomparison study of carbon export methodologies at the PAP-SO site (pdf). Progress in Oceanography, 184, Art 102317. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102317

180. Drysdale, J.A. & Buesseler, K.O. (2020) Uranium adsorption behaviour of amidoximated fibers under coastal ocean conditions (pdf). Progress in Nuclear Energy,119, Art 103170. DOI: 10.1016/j.pnucene.2019.103170


179. Black, E.E., Lam, P.J., Lee, J.-M., Buesseler, K.O. (2019) Insights From the 238U‐234Th Method Into the Coupling of Biological Export and the Cycling of Cadmium, Cobalt, and Manganese in the Southeast Pacific Ocean(pdf). Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 33 (1), 15-36. DOI: 10.1029/2018GB005985

178. Haji, M.N, Drysdale, J.A., Buesseler, K.O., Slocum, A.H. (2019) Results of an Ocean Trial of the Symbiotic Machine for Ocean uRanium Extraction (pdf). Environmental Science and Technology, 53 (4), 2229-2237. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b05100


177. Hayes, C.T., Black, E.E., Anderson, R.F., Barkaran, M., Buesseler, K.O., Charette, M.A. et al. (2018) Flux of particulate elements in the North Atlantic Ocean constrained by multiple radionuclides (pdf). Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32 (12), 1738-1758. DOI: 10.1029/2018GB005994

176. Bisson, K.M., Siegel, D.A., DeVries, T., Cael, B.B., Buesseler, K.O. (2018) How data set characteristics influence ocean carbon export models (pdf). Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32 (9), 1312-1328. DOI: 10.1029/2018GB005934

175. Schlitzer, R., and others, including K.O. Buesseler (The GEOTRACES Group) (2018). The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2017 (pdf). Chemical Geology, 493, 210-223. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.05.040

174. Buesseler, K., M.A. Charette, S. Pike, P. Henderson, and L. Kipp (2018). Lingering radioactivity at the Bikini and Enewetak Atolls (pdf). Science of the Total Environment, 621, 1185-1198. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.109

173. Black, Erin, Ken Buesseler, Steven Pike, and Phoebe Lam (2018). 234Th as a tracer of particulate export and remineralization in the Southeastern Tropical Pacific (pdf). Marine Chemistry, 201, 35-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2017.06.009

172. Vives i Battle, J., M. Aoyama, C. Bradshaw, J. Brown, K. Buesseler, N. Casacuberta Arola, M. Christl, C. Duffa, N. Impens, M. Iosjpe, P. Masqué, and J. Nishikawa (2018). Marine radioecology after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident: Are we better positioned to understand the impact of radionuclides in marine ecosystems? (pdf) Science of the Total Environment, 618, 80-92.

171. Haji, M.N., Gonzalez, J., Drysdale, J.A., Buesseler, K.O., Slocum, A.H. (2018) Effects of protective shell enclosures on uranium adsorbing polymers (pdf). Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57 (45), 15534-15541. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b03583

170. Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Buesseler, K., Dai, M., Aoyama, M., Casacuberta, N., Charmasson, S., Johnson, A., Godoy, J.M., Maderich, V., Masqué, P., Moore, W., Morris, P.J., Smith, J.N. (2018) Radioactivity in the marine environment: Understanding the basics of radioactivity. ASLO e-Lectures, vol. 8 (1), 1-58. DOI: 10.1002/loe2.10010

169. Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Buesseler, K., Dai, M., Aoyama, M., Casacuberta, N., Charmasson, S., Johnson, A., Godoy, J.M., Maderich, V., Masqué, P., Moore, W., Morris, P.J., van der Loeff, M.R., Smith, J.N. (2018) Radioactivity in the marine environment: Uranium-Thorium Decay Series. ASLO e-Lectures, vol. 8 (1), 59-113. DOI: 10.1002/loe2.10009

168. Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Buesseler, K., Dai, M., Aoyama, M., Casacuberta, N., Charmasson, S., Godoy, J.M., Johnson, A., Maderich, V., Masqué, P., Moore, W., Morris, P.J., Smith, J.N. (2018) Radioactivity in the marine environment: Cosmogenic and anthropogenic radionuclides. ASLO e-Lectures, vol. 8 (1), 114-169. DOI: 10.1002/loe2.10008

167. Benitez-Nelson, C.R., Charmasson, S., Buesseler, K., Dai, M., Aoyama, M., Casacuberta, N.,  Godoy, J.M., Johnson, A., Maderich, V., Masqué, P., Metian, M., Moore, W., Morris, P.J., Smith, J.N. (2018) Radioactivity in the marine environment: Understanding the basics of radioecology. ASLO e-Lectures, vol. 8 (1), 114-169. DOI: 10.1002/loe2.10007

2017 (top)

166. Casacuberta, N., M. Christl, K.O. Buesseler, Y. Lau, M. Castrillejo, H.-A. Syna,l and P. Masque (2017). Potential releases of I-129, U-236, and Pu isotopes from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plants to the ocean from 2013 to 2015. Environmental Science and Technology, 51(17), 9826-9835.

165. Lerner, P., O. Marchal, P. Lam, K. Buesseler, and M. Charette (2017). Kinetics of thorium and particle cycling along the U.S. GEOTRACES North Atlantic Transect. Deep-Sea Research I, 125, 106-128.

164. Fassbender, A.F., H.I. Palevsky, T.R. Martz,  A.E. Ingalls, Martha Gledhill, S.E. Fawcett, J.A. Brandes, L.I. Aluwihare, the participants of COME ABOARD (includes K. Buesseler), and DISCO XXV (2017). Perspectives on Chemical Oceanography in the 21st century: Participants of the COME ABOARD Meeting examine aspects of the field in the context of 40 years of DISCO. Marine Chemistry, 196, 181-190,

163. Smith, John, Vincent Rossi, Ken Buesseler, Jay Cullen, Jack Cornett, Richard Nelson, Alison Macdonald, Marie Robert, and Jonathan Kellogg (2017). Recent transport history of Fukushima radioactivity in the northeast Pacific Ocean. Environmental Science & Technology, 51, 10494-10502. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02712.

162. Sanial, Virginie, Ken O. Buesseler, Matthew A. Charette, and Seiya Nagao (2017). Unexpected source of Fukushima derived radiocesium to the coastal ocean of Japan. PNAS, 11(42), 11092-11096.

161. Estapa, M., C. Durkin, K. Buesseler, R. Johnson and M. Feen (2017). Carbon flux from bio-optical profiling floats: calibrating transmissometers for use as optical sediment traps. Deep-Sea Research I, 120, 100-111.

160. Lerner, P., O. Marchal, P.J. Lam, K. Buesseler and M. Charette (2017). Kinetics of thorium and particle cycling along the U.S. GEOTRACES North Atlantic Transect. Deep-Sea Research I, 125, 106-128.

159. Buesseler, K., M. Dai, M. Aoyama, C. Benitez-Nelson, S. Charmasson, K. Higley, V. Maderich, P. Masqué, P.J. Morris, D. Oughton, and J.N. Smith (2017). Fukushima Daiichi–Derived Radionuclides in the Ocean: Transport, Fate, and Impacts. Annual Review of Marine Science, 9, 173-203. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010816-060733.

2016 (top)

158. Zhou, Kuanbo, Kanchan Maiti, Minhan Dai, Shuh-Ji Kao, and Ken Buesseler (2016). Does adsorption of dissolved organic carbon and thorium onto membrane filters affect the carbon to thorium ratios, a primary parameter in estimating export carbon flux? Marine Chemistry, 184, 1-10. PDF.

157. Durkin, C., B. Van Mooy, S. Dyhrman and K. Buesseler (2016). Sinking phytoplankton associated with carbon flux in the Atlantic Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography. DOI: 10.1002/lno.10253. PDF.

156. Lerner, P., P.J. Lam, O. Marchal, R.F. Anderson, K. Buesseler, M. Charette, R.L. Edwards, C.T. Hayes, K.F. Huang, Y. Lu and L.F. Robinson (2016). Testing models of thorium and particle cycling in the ocean using data from station GT11-22 of the U.S. GEOTRACES North Atlantic Section. Deep-Sea Research I, 113, 57-79. PDF.

155. Siegel, David, Ken Buesseler, Mike Behrenfeld, Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Emmanuel Boss, Mark Brzezinski, Adrian Burd, Craig Carlson, Eric D’Asaro, Scott Doney, Mary Jane Perry, Rachel Stanley and Deborah Steinberg (2016). Prediction of the Export and Fate of Global Ocean Net Primary Production: The EXPORTS Science Plan. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, 22. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00022.

154. Gill, G., L.-J. Kuo, C. Janke, J. Park, R. Jeters, G. Bonheyo, H.-B. Pan, C. Wai, T. Khangaonkar, L. Bianucci, J. Wood, M.G. Warner, S. Peterson, D. Abrecht, R. Mayes, C. Tsouris, Y. Oyola, J. Strivens, N. Schlafer, R.S. Addleman, W. Chouyyok, S. Das, J. Kim, K. Buesseler, C. Breier, and E. D'Alessandro (2016). The Uranium from Seawater Program at PNNL: Overview of Marine Testing, Adsorbent Characterization, Adsorbent Durability, Adsorbent Toxicity, and Deployment Studies. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 55(15), 4264-4277. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.5b03649.

153. Castrillejo, M., N. Casacuberta, C. Breier, S. Pike, P. Masque and K. Buesseler (2016). Reassessment of 90Sr, 137Cs and 134Cs in the coast off Japan derived from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident.  Environmental Science and Technology, 50, 173−180. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b03903.

2015 (top)

152. Estapa, M.L., D.A. Siegel, K.O. Buesseler, R.H.R. Stanley, M.W. Lomas, and N.B. Nelson (2015). Decoupling of net community production and export production at submesoscales in the Sargasso Sea. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29, 1266–1282. DOI: 10.1002/2014GB004913.

151. Yoshida, S., A.M. Macdonald, S.R. Jayne, I.I. Rypina and K. Buesseler (2015). Observed eastward progression of the Fukushima 134Cs signal across the North Pacific. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 7139–7147. DOI: 10.1002/2015GL065259.

150. Maiti, K., M.A. Charette, K.O. Buesseler, K. Zhou, P. Henderson, W.S. Moore, P. Morris, and L. Kipp (2015). Determination of particulate and dissolved 228Th in seawater using a delayed coincidence counter. Marine Chemistry, 177(1), 196-202.

149. Schlitzer, R., and others, including K.O. Buesseler (The GEOTRACES Group) (2015). The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2014. Marine Chemistry, 177(1), 1-8.

148. Breier, C.A.F., S.M. Pike, F. Sebesta, K. Tradd; J.A. Breier and K.O. Buesseler (2015). New applications of KNiFC-PAN resin for broad scale monitoring of radiocesium following the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear distaster. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 307(3), 2193-2200. DOI: 10.1007/s10967-015-4421-x.

147. Baumann, Z., N.S. Fisher, C.J. Gobler, K.O. Buesseler, J.A. George, C. F. Breier and J. Nishikawa (2015). Fukushima 137Cs at the base of planktonic food webs off Japan. Deep-Sea Research II, 106, 9-16.

146. Pike, S., A.S Adekola, J. Colaresi, G. Ilie, W.F. Mueller, K.M. Yocum and K.O. Buesseler (2015). Improved Gamma-Spectroscopy of marine samples via low background Small Anode Germanium (SAGe) Well Detector. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 307(2), 2369-2364. DOI:1007/s10967.

145. McDonnell, A.M.P., P.W. Boyd, K.O. Buesseler (2015). Effects of sinking velocities and microbial respiration rates on the attenuation of particulate carbon fluxes through the mesopelagic zone. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 29 (2), 175-193. DOI: 10.1002/2014GB004935.

144. Buesseler, K.O., C.R. German, M.C. Honda, S. Otosaka, E.E. Black, H. Kawakami, S.J. Manganini, and S.M. Pike (2015). Tracking the Fate of Particle Associated Fukushima Daiichi Cesium in the Ocean off Japan. Sci. Technol., 2015, 49 (16), 9807-9816. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b02635.

143. Durkin, C., M.L. Estapa, and K.O. Buesseler (2015). Observations of carbon export by small sinking particles in the upper mesopelagic. Marine Chemistry, 175, 72-81.

142. Owens, S.A., S. Pike and K.O. Buesseler (2015). Thorium-234 as a tracer of particle dynamics and upper ocean export in the Atlantic Ocean. Deep Sea Research-II, 116, 42-59.

141. McDonnell, A.M.P., P.J. Lam, C.H. Lamborg, K.O. Buesseler, R. Sanders, J.S. Riley, C. Marsay, H.E.K. Smith, E.C. Sargent, R.S. Lampitt and J.K.B. Bishop (2015). The oceanographic toolbox for the collection of sinking and suspended marine particles.  Progress in Oceanography, 13, 17-31.

2014 (top)

140. Rypina, I.I., S.R. Jayne, S. Yoshida, A.M. Macdonald, and K. Buesseler (2014). Drifter-based estimate of the 5-year dispersal of Fukushimaderived radionuclides. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119, 8177–8193. DOI: 10.1002/2014JC010306.

139. Dulaquais, G., M. Boye, R. Middag, S. Owens, V. Puigcorbe, K. Buesseler, P. Masqué, H. de Baar and X. Carton (2014). Contrasting biogeochemical cycles of cobalt in the surface western Atlantic Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 28 (12), 1387–1412. DOI: 10.1002/2014GB004903.

138. Buesseler, Ken O. (2014). Fukushima and Ocean Radioactivity. Oceanography, 27(1), 92–105. DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2014.02.

137. Black, E.E., and K.O. Buesseler (2014). Spatial variability and the fate of cesium in coastal sediments near Fukushima, Japan. Biogeosciences, 11, 5123-5137. DOI: 10.5194/bg-11-5123-2014.

136. Guilderson, T.P. S.J. Tumey, T.A. Brown, and K.O. Buesseler (2014). The 129-iodine content of subtropical Pacific waters: impact of Fukushima and other anthropogenic 129-iodine sources. Biogeosciences, 11, 4839-4852. DOI: 10.5194/bg-11-4839-2014.

135. Siegel, D.A., K.O. Buesseler, S.C. Doney, S.F. Sailley, M.J. Behrenfeld and P.W. Boyd (2014). Global assessment of ocean carbon export by combining satellite observations and food-web models. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 181-196. DOI: 10.1002/2013GB004743.

2013 (top)

134. Kameník, J., H. Dulaiova, K.O. Buesseler, S.M. Pike and K. Šťastná (2013). Cesium-134 and 137 activities in the central North Pacific Ocean after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident. Biogeosciences, 10, 6045-6052. DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-6045-2013.

133. Povinec, P.P., M. Aoyama, D. Biddulph, R. Breier, K. Buesseler, C.C. Chang, R. Golser, X.L. Hou, M. Ješkovský, A.J.T. Jull, J. Kaizer, M. Nakano, H. Nies, L. Palcsu, L. Papp, M.K. Pham, P. Steier and L.Y. Zhang (2013). Cesium, iodine and tritium in NW Pacific waters – a comparison of the Fukushima impact with global fallout. Biogeosciences, 10, 6377–6416. DOI: 10.5194/bgd-10-6377-2013.

132. Estapa, M.L., K.O. Buesseler, E. Boss and G.P. Gerbi (2013). Autonomous, high-resolution observations of particle flux in the oligotrophic ocean. Biogeosciences, 10, 5517-5531. DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-5517-2013.

131. Rypina, I.I., S.R. Jayne, S. Yoshida, A.M. Macdonald, E. Douglass and K. Buesseler (2013). Short-term dispersal of Fukushima-derived radionuclides off Japan: Modeling efforts and model-data intercomparison. Biogeosciences, 10, 4973-4990. DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-4973-2013.

130. Casacuberta, N., P. Masqué, J. Garcia-Orellana, R. García-Tenorio and K.O. Buesseler (2013). 90Sr and 89Sr in seawater off Japan as a consequence of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident. Biogeosciences,10, 3649-3659. DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-3649-2013.

129. Maiti, K., M.A. Charette, K.O. Buesseler and M. Kahru (2013). An inverse relationship between production and export in the Southern Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 1-5. DOI: 10.1002/grl.50219.

128. Charette, M.A., C.F. Breier, P.B. Henderson, S.M. Pike, I.I. Rypina, S.R. Jayne and K.O. Buesseler (2013). Radium-based estimates of cesium isotope transport and total direct ocean discharges from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident. Biogeosciences, 10, 2159-2167. DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-2159-2013.

127. Owens, S.A., K.O. Buesseler, C.H. Lamborg, J. Valdes, M.W. Lomas, R.J. Johnson, D.K. Steinberg and D.A Siegel (2013). A new time-series of particle export from neutrally buoyant sediment traps at the Bermuda Atlantic time-series study site. Deep-Sea Research I, 72, 34-47.

2012 (top)

126. Tumey, S.J., T.P. Guilderson, T.A. Brown, T. Broek, K.O. Buesseler (2012). Input of I-129 into the Western Pacific Ocean Resulting from the Fukushima Nuclear Event. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 296, 957-962. DOI: 10.1007/s10967-012-2217-9.

125. Pike, S.M., K.O. Buesseler, C.F. Breier, H. Dulaiova, K. Stastna, and F. Sebesta (2012). Extraction of cesium in seawater off Japan using AMP-PAN resin and quantification via gamma spectroscopy and inductively coupled mass spectrometry. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 296(1), 369-374. DOI: 10.1007/s10967-012-2014-5.

124. Maiti, K., K.O. Buesseler, S.M. Pike, C. Benitez-Nelson, P. Cai, W. Chen, K. Cochran, M. Dai, F. Dehairs, B. Gasser, R.P. Kelly, P. Masque, L.A. Miller, J.C. Miquel, S.B. Moran, P.J. Morris, F. Peine, F. Planchon, A.A. Renfro, M. Rutgers van der Loeff, P.H. Santschi, R. Turnewitsch, J.T. Waples, and C. Xu (2012). Intercalibration studies of short-lived thorium-234 in the water column and marine particles. Limnology and Oceanography Methods, 10(9), 631-644.

123. McDonnell, A.M.P, and K.O. Buesseler (2012). A new method for the estimation of sinking particle fluxes from measurements of the particle size distribution, average sinking velocity, and carbon content. Limnology and Oceanography Methods, 10(5), 329-346.

122. Buesseler, K.O., S.R. Jayne, N.S. Fisher, I.I. Rypina, H. Baumann, Z. Baumann, C.F. Breier, E.M. Douglass, J. George, A.M. Macdonald, H. Miyamoto, J. Nishikawa, S.M. Pike and S. Yoshida (2012). Fukushima-derived radionuclides in the ocean and biota off Japan. PNAS, 109(16), 5984-5988. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1120794109.

2011 (top)

121. Buesseler, K., M. Aoyama, and M. Fukasawa (2011). Impacts of the Fukushima nuclear power plants on marine radioactivity. Environmental Science & Technology, 45, 9931-9935.

120. Baeyens, W., A.R. Bowie, K. Buesseler, M. Elskens, Y. Gao, C. Lamborg, M. Leermakers, T. Remenyi and H. Zhang (2011). Size-fractionated labile trace elements in the Northwest Pacific and Southern Oceans. Marine Chemistry, 126, 108-113.

119. Owens, S.A., Buesseler, K.O., and K.W.W. Sims (2011). Re-evaluating the 238 U-salinity relationship in seawater: Implications for the 238 U- 234 Th disequilibrium method. Marine Chemistry, 127, 31-39.

2010 (top)

118. Buesseler, K. O., A.M.P. McDonnell, O.M.E. Schofield, D.K. Steinberg, and H.W. Ducklow (2010). High particle export over the continental shelf of the west Antarctic Peninsula. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L22606. DOI: 10.1029/2010GL045448.

117. McDonnell, Andrew M.P., and Ken O. Buesseler (2010). Variability in the average sinking velocity of marine particles. Limnology and Oceanography, 55(5), 2085-2096.

116. Maiti, Kanchan, Claudia R. Benitez-Nelson and Ken O. Buesseler (2010). Insights into particle formation and remineralization using the short-lived radionuclide, thorium-234. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L15608. DOI: 10.1029/2010GL044063.

115. Burd, Adrian B., Dennis A. Hansell, Deborah K. Steinberg, Thomas R. Anderson, Javier Arístegui, Federico Baltar, Steven R. Beaupré, Ken O. Buesseler, Frank DeHairs, George A. Jackson, David C. Kadko, Rolf Koppelmann, Richard S. Lampitt, Toshi Nagata, Thomas Reinthaler, Carol Robinson, Bruce H. Robison, Christian Tamburini and Tsuneo Tanaka (2010). Assessing the apparent imbalance between geochemical and biochemical indicators of meso- and bathypelagic biological activity: What the @$#! is wrong with present calculations of carbon budgets? Deep-Sea Research II, 57(16), 1429-1592.

2000-2009 (top)

114. Pike, S.M., H. Dulaiova, K.O. Buesseler (2009). Assessment of size-fractionated species of curium-244 via alpha spectroscopy in groundwater. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 282, 1009. DOI: 10.1007/s10967-009-0214-4.

113. Buesseler, K.O., S. Pike, K. Maiti, C.H. Lamborg, D.A. Siegel and T.W. Trull (2009). Thorium-234 as a tracer of spatial, temporal and vertical variability in particle flux in the North Pacific. Deep-Sea Research I, 56 (1143-1167) DOI: 10.101b/j.dsr.2009.04.001.

112. Buesseler, Ken O., and Philip W. Boyd (2009). Shedding light on processes that control particle export and flux attenuation in the twilight zone of the open ocean. Limnology and Oceanography, 54(4), 1210-1232.

111. Buesseler, Ken O., Daniel I. Kaplan, Min Han Dai and Steven Pike (2009). Source-Dependent and Source-Independent Controls on Plutonium Oxidation State and Colloid Associations in Groundwater. Sci. Technol. 2009, 43 (5), 1322-1328 DOI: 10.1021/es8028318.

110. Trull, T.W., S. Bray, K.O. Buesseler, C. Lamborg, S. Manganini, C. Moy, and J. Valdes (2008). In-situ measurement of mesopelagic particle sinking rates and the control of carbon transfer to the ocean interior during the Vertical Flux in the Global Ocean (VERTIGO) voyages in the North Pacific. Deep-Sea Research II, 55(14-15), 1684-1695.

109. Dehairs, F., S. Jacquet, N. Savoye, B.A.S. Van Mooy, K.O. Buesseler, J.K.B. Bishop, C.H. Lamborg, M. Elskens, W. Baeyens, P.W. Boyd, K.L. Casciotti and C. Monnin (2008). Barium in twilight zone suspended matter as a potential proxy for particulate organic carbon mineralization: Results for the North Pacific. Deep-Sea Research II, 55(14-15), 1673-1683.

108. Elskens, M., N. Brion, K.O. Buesseler, B.A.S. Van Mooy, P. Boyd, F. Dehairs. N. Savoyes and W. Baeyens (2008). Primary, new and export production in the NW Pacific Subarctic Gyre during the VERTIGO K2 experiments. Deep-Sea Research II, 55(14-15), 1594-1604.

107. Wilson, S.E., D.K. Steinberg, and K.O. Buesseler (2008). Changes in fecal pellet characteristics with depth as indicators of zooplankton repackaging of particles in the mesopelagic zone. Deep-Sea Research II, 55(14-15), 1636-1647.

106. Lamborg, C.H., K.O. Buesseler, and P.J. Lam (2008). Sinking fluxes of minor and trace elements in the North Pacific Ocean measured during the VERTIGO program. Deep-Sea Research II, 55(14-15), 1564-1577.

105. Lamborg, C. et al. (2008). The flux of bio- and lithogenic material associated with sinking particles in the mesopelagic “Twilight Zone” of the northwest and north central Pacific Ocean. Deep-Sea Research II, 55(14-15), 1540-1563.

104. Buesseler, K.O., T.W. Trull, D.K. Steinberg, M.W. Silver, D.A. Siegel, S.-I. Saitoh, C.H. Lamborg, P.J. Lam, D.M. Karl, N.Z. Jiao, M.C. Honda, M.Elskens, F. Dehairs, S.L. Brown, P.W. Boyd, J.K.B. Bishop and R.R. Bidigare (2008b). VERTIGO (VERtical Transport In the Global Ocean): a study of particle sources and flux attenuation in the North PacificDeep-Sea Research II, 55(14-15), 1522-1539.

103. Buesseler, K.O. and and R.S. Lampitt (2008). Introduction to Understanding the Ocean's Biological Pump: results from VERTIGO. Deep-Sea Research II, 55(14-15), 1519-1521.

102. Buesseler, K.O., C. Lamborg, P. Cai, R. Escoube, R. Johnson, S. Pike, P. Masque, D. McGillicuddy and E. Verdeny (2008). Particle fluxes associated with mesoscale eddies in the Sargasso Sea. Deep-Sea Research II, 55, 1426-1444.

101. Steinberg, D.K., B.A.S. Van Mooy, K.O. Buesseler, P.W. Boyd, T. Kobari and D.M. Karl (2008). Bacterial vs. zooplankton control of sinking particle flux in the ocean's twilight zone. Limnology and Oceanography, 53(4), 1327-1338.

100. Andrews, J.E., C. Hartin, and K.O. Buesseler (2008). Beryllium-7 analyses in seawater by low background gamma spectroscopy. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 277(1), 253-259.

99. Siegel, D.A., E. Fields and K.O. Buesseler (2008). A bottom-up view of the biological pump: Modeling statistical funnels above ocean sediment traps. Deep-Sea Research I, 55(1), 108-127.

98. Buesseler, K.O., A.N. Antia, M. Chen, S.W. Fowler, W.D. Gardner, Ö. Gustaffson, K. Harada, A.F. Michaels, M. Rutgers van der Loeff, M. Sarin, D.K. Steinberg and T. Trull (2007). An assessment of the use of sediment traps for estimating upper ocean particle fluxes. Journal of Marine Research, 65(3), 345-416.

97. McGillicuddy, Jr., D.J., L.A. Anderson, N.R. Bates, T. Bibby, K.O. Buesseler, C. Carlson, C.S. Davis, C. Ewart, P.G. Falkowski, S.A. Goldthwait, D.A. Hansell, W.J. Jenkins, R. Johnson, V.K. Kosnyrev, J.R. Ledwell, Q.P. Li, D.A. Siegel, and D.K. Steinberg (2007). Eddy-Wind Interactions Stimulate Extraordinary Mid-Ocean Plankton Blooms. Science, 316, 1021-1026. DOI: 10.1126/science.1136256.

96. Buesseler, K.O., C.H. Lamborg, P.W. Boyd, P.J. Lam, T.W. Trull, R.R. Bidigare, J.K.B. Bishop, K.L. Casciotti, F. Dehairs, M. Elskens, M. Honda, D.M. Karl, D. Siegel, M.W. Silver, D.K. Steinberg, J. Valdes, B. Van Mooy and S. Wilson (2007). Revisiting Carbon Flux Through the Ocean's Twilight Zone. Science, 316, 567-570. DOI: 10.1126/science.1137959.

95. Hassellöv, M., K.O. Buesseler, S.M. Pike and M. Dai (2007). Application of cross-flow filtration for the determination of colloidal abundances in suboxic ferrous-rich ground waters. Science of the Total Environment, 372(2-3), 636-644.

94. Boyd, P.W., T. Jickells, C.S. Law, S. Blain, E.A. Boyle, K.O. Buesseler, K.H. Coale, J.J. Cullen, H.J.W. de Baar, M. Follows, M. Harvey, C. Lancelot, M. Levasseur, N.P.J. Owens, R. Pollard, R.B. Rivkin, J. Sarmiento, V. Schoemann, V. Smetacek, S. Takeda, A. Tsuda, S. Turner and A.J. Watson (2007). Mesoscale Iron Enrichment Experiments 1993-2005: Synthesis and Future Directions. Science, 315 (5812), 612-617. PDF

93. Glover, D.M., C.L. Chandler, S.C. Doney, K.O. Buesseler, G. Heimerdinger, J.K.B. Bishop and G.R. Flierl (2006). The U.S. JGOFS data management experience. Deep-Sea Research II, 53(5-7), 793-802.

92. Savoye, N., C. Benitez-Nelson, A.B. Burd, J.K. Cochran, M. Charette, K.O. Buesseler, G.A. Jackson, M. Roy-Barman, S. Schmidt and M. Elskens (2006). 234Th sorption and export models in the water column: a review. Marine Chemistry, 100, 234-249.

91. Rutgers van der Loeff, M., M.M. Sarin, M. Baskaran, C. Benitez-Nelson, K.O. Buesseler, M. Charette, M. Dai, Ö. Gustafsson, P. Masque, P.J. Morris, K. Orlandini, A. Rodriguez y Baena, N. Savoye, S. Schmidt, R. Turnewitsch, I. Vöge and J.T. Waples (2006). A review of present techniques and methodological advances in analyzing 234Th in aquatic systems. Marine Chemistry, 100, 190-212.

90. Buesseler, K.O., C.R. Benitez-Nelson, S.B. Moran, A. Burd, M. Charette, J. K. Cochran, L. Coppola, N.S. Fisher, S.W. Fowler, W.D. Gardner, L.D. Guo, O. Gustafsson, C. Lamborg, P. Masque, J.C. Miquel, U. Passow, P.H. Santschi, N. Savoye, G. Stewart and T. Trull (2006). An assessment of particulate organic carbon to thorium-234 ratios in the ocean and their impact on the application of 234Th as a POC flux proxy. Marine Chemistry, 100, 213-233.

89. Ball, L.A., J.E. Andrews and K.O. Buesseler (2005). Thorium fluxes and carbon export from the Ross Sea: A preliminary report. Antarctic Journal of the United States, 33, 262-260.

88. de Baar, H., P. Boyd, K. Coale, A. Tsuda, D. Bakker, Y. Bozec, M. Brzezinski, K. Buesseler, M. Boye, P. Croot, F. Gervais, M. Gorbunov, P. Harrison, W. Hiscock, P. Laan, C. Lancelot, M. Levasseur, A. Marchetti, J. Nishioka, Y. Nojiri, T. van Oijen, U. Riebesell, S. Takeda, K. Timmermans, M. Veldhuis and others (2005). Synthesis of iron fertilization experiments: From the Iron Age in the Age of Enlightenment. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, C09S16. DOI: 10.1029/2004JC002601.

87. Povinec, P.P., A. Aarkrog, K.O. Buesseler, R. Delfanti, K. Hirose, G.H. Hong, T. Ito, H.D. Livingston, H. Nies, B.E. Noshkin, S. Shima and O. Togawa (2005). 90Sr, 137Cs and 239,240Pu surface water time series in the Pacific and Indian Oceans - WOMARS results. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 81, 63-87.

86. Pike, S.M., K.O. Buesseler, J. Andrews and N. Savoye (2005). Quantification of 234Th recovery in small volume sea water samples by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. (PDF) Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 263(2), 355-360.

85. Dai, M., K. O. Buesseler, S. M. Pike (2005). Plutonium in groundwater at the 100K-Area of the U.S. DOE Hanford Site. (PDF) Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 76, 167-189.

84. Buesseler, K.O., J.E. Andrews, S. Pike, M.A. Charette, L.E. Goldson, M.A. Brzezinski and V.P. Lance (2005). Particle export during the Southern Ocean Iron Experiment (SOFeX) (PDF) Limnology and Oceanography, 50, 311-327.

83. Stanley, R.H.R., K.O. Buesseler, S.J. Manganini, D.K. Steinberg and J.R. Valdes (2004). A Comparison of Major and Minor Elemental Fluxes collected using Neutrally Buoyant and Surface-Tethered Traps (PDF). Deep-Sea Research Part I, 51, 1387-1395.

82. Savoye, N., K.O. Buesseler, D. Cardinal and F. Dehairs (2004). 234Th deficit and excess in the Southern Ocean during spring 2001: particle export and mineralization. Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L12301. DOI: 10.1029/2004GL019744.

81. Coale, K.H., K.S. Johnson, F.P. Chavez, K.O. Buesseler, R.T. Barber, M.A. Brzezinski, W.P. Cochlan, F.J. Millero, P.G. Falkowski, J.E. Bauer, R.H. Wanninkhof, R.M. Kudela, M.A. Altabet, B.E. Hales, T. Takahashi, M.R. Landry, R.R. Bidigare, X. Wang, Z. Chase, P.G. Strutton, G.E. Friederich, M.Y. Gorbunov, V.P. Lance, A.K. Hilting, M.R. Hiscock, M. Demarest, W.T. Hiscock, K.F. Sullivan, S.J. Tanner, R. M. Gordon, C.L. Hunter, V.A. Elrod, S.E. Fitwater, J.L. Jones, S. Tozzi, M. Koblizek, A.E. Roberts, J. Herndon, J. Brewster, N. Ladizinsky, G. Smith, D. Cooper, D. Timothy, S.L. Brown, K.E. Selph, C.C. Sheridan, B.S. Twining and Z.I. Johnson (2004). Southern Ocean Iron Enrichment Experiment (SOFeX): Carbon cycling in high- and low-Si waters. Science, 304, 408-414.

80. Buesseler, K.O., J.E. Andrews, S.M. Pike and M.A. Charette (2004). The effects of iron fertilization on carbon sequestration in the Southern Ocean. Science, 304, 414-417.

79. Charette, M.A. and K.O. Buesseler (2004). Submarine groundwater discharge of nutrients and copper in an urban subestuary of Chesapeake Bay (Elizabeth River) (PDF). Limnology and Oceanography, 49(2), 376-385.

78. Sweeney, E. N., McGillicuddy, D.J., and K.O. Buesseler (2003). Biogeochemical Impacts due to Mesoscale Eddy Activity in the Sargasso Sea as Measured at the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series (BATS) Site. (PDF) Deep-Sea Research Part I, 50, 3017-3039.

77. Buesseler, K.O., Boyd, P.W. (2003). Will Ocean Fertilization Work? Science, 300, 67-68.

76. Buesseler, K.O., Barber, R.T., Dickson, M-L, Hiscock, M.R., Moore, J.K., and R. Sambrotto (2003). The effect of marginal ice-edge dynamics on production and export in the Southern Ocean along 170ºW. (PDF) Deep-Sea Research Part II, 5, 579 - 603.

75. Buesseler, K. O., Dai, M. and M. Hassellöv (2003). Commentary on: “Trace Metal Levels in Uncontaminated Groundwater of a Coastal Watershed: Importance of Colloidal Forms” by Sañudo-Wilhelmy et al.” (PDF) Environmental Science and Technology. 37(30), 657-658.

74. Rutgers van der Loeff, M.M, K.O. Buesseler, U. Bathmann, I. Hense and J. Andrews (2002). Comparison of carbon and opal export rates between summer and spring bloom periods in the region of the Antarctic Polar Front, SE Atlantic. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 49(18), 3849-3870.

73. Dai, M. H., J. M. Kelley and K. O. Buesseler (2002). Sources and migration of plutonium in groundwater at the Savannah River Site. Environmental Science and Technology. 36, 3690-3699.

72. Nelson, D.M., R.F. Anderson, R.T. Barber, M.A. Brzezinski, K.O. Buesseler, Z. Chase, R.W. Collier, M.-L. Dickson, R.François, M. Hiscock, S. Honjo, J. Marra, W.R. Martin, R.N. Sambrotto, F.L. Sayles and D.E. Sigmon (2002). Vertical budgets for organic carbon and biogenic silica in the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean, 1996-1998. (PDF) Deep-Sea Research Part II, 49(9-10), 1645-1673.

71. Benitez-Nelson, C., K. O. Buesseler, D. Karl and J. Andrews (2001). A time-series study of particular matter export in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre based upon 234Th:238U disequilibrium. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 48, 2595-2611.

70. Benitez-Nelson, C., K. O. Buesseler, Rutgers van der Loeff, M., Andrews, J., Ball, L., Crossin, G., and M. Charette (2001). Testing a new small-volume technique for determining thorium-234 in seawater. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 248(3), 795-799.

69. Buesseler, K.O., L. Ball, J. Andrews, J. K. Cochran, D. J. Hirschberg, M. P. Bacon, A. Fleer and M. Brzezinski (2001). Upper ocean export of particulate organic carbon and biogenic silica in the Southern Ocean along 170°W. (PDF) Deep-Sea Research Part II, 48, 4275-4297.

68. Charette, M. A., K. O. Buesseler and J. E. Andrews (2001). Utility of radium isotopes for evaluating the input and transport of groundwater-derived nitrogen to a Cape Cod estuary. Limnology and Oceanography, 46(2), 465-470.

67. Buesseler, K. O., C. Benitez-Nelson, Rutgers van der Loeff, M., Andrews, J., Ball, L., Crossin, G., and M. Charette (2001). An intercomparison of small- and large-volume techniques for thorium-234 in seawater. (PDF) Marine Chemistry, 74, 15-28.

66. Nodder, S. D., Charette, M. A., Waite, A. M., Trull, T. W., Boyd, P. W., Zeldis, J., and K. O. Buesseler (2001) Particle transformations and export flux during an in situ iron-stimulated algal bloom in the Southern Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 28(12), 2409-2412.

65. Dai, M.H., K.O. Buesseler, J.M. Kelley, J. E. Andrews, S. Pike and J.F. Wacker (2001). Size Fractionated plutonium Isotopes in a Coastal Environment. Journal Environmental Radioactivity, 53(1), 9-25.

64. Cochran, J. K, K. O. Buesseler, M. P. Bacon, H. W. Wang, D. J. Hirschberg, L. Ball, J. Andrews, G. Crossin and A. Fleer (2000). Short-lived thorium isotopes (234Th, 228Th) as indicators of POC export and particle cycling in the Ross Sea, Southern Ocean. (PDF) Deep-Sea Research Part II, 47 (15-16), 3451-3490.

63. Charette, M. A. and K. O. Buesseler (2000). Does iron fertilization lead to rapid carbon export in the Southern Ocean? Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 1, Paper 2000GC000069. DOI: 10.1029/2000GC000069

62. Boyd, P. W., A. Watson, C. S. Law, E. Abraham, T. Trull, R. Murdoch, D. C. E. Bakker, A. R. Bowie, K. Buesseler, H. Chang, M. Charette, P. Croot, K. Downing, R. Frew, M. Gall, M. Hadfield, J. Hall, M. Harvey, G. Jameson, J. Laroche, M. Liddicoat, R. Ling, M.T. Maldonado, R.M. Mckay, S. Nodder, S. Pickmere, R. Pridmore, S. Rintoul, K. Safi, P. Sutton, R. Strzepek, K. Tanneberger, S. Turner, A. Waite & J. Zeldis (2000). A mesoscale phytoplankton bloom in the polar Southern Ocean stimulated by iron fertilisation. (PDF) Nature, 407, 695-702.

61. Buesseler, K.O. and M. Charette (2000). Commentary on: How accurate are the 234Th based particulate residence times in the ocean? (PDF) by G. Kim, N. Hussain, and T. Church. Geophysical Research Letters, 27(13), 1939-1940.

60. Benitez-Nelson, C., Buesseler, K., and G. Crossin. (2000). Upper ocean carbon export, horizontal transport, and vertical eddy diffusivity in the southwestern Gulf of Maine. (PDF) Continental Shelf Research, 20, 707-736.

59. Buesseler, K.O., Steinberg, D.K., Michaels, A.F., Johnson, R.J., Andrews, J.E., Valdes, J.R., and J.F. Price (2000). A comparison of the quantity and quality of material caught in a neutrally buoyant versus surface-tethered sediment trap. (PDF) Deep-Sea Research Part I, 47, 277-294.

1990-1999 (top)

58. Bidigare, R.R., Hanson, K.L., Buesseler, K.O., Wakeham, S.G., Freeman, K.H., Pancost, R.D., Millero, F.J., Steinberg, P., Popp, B.N., Latasa, M., Landry, M.R. and E.A. Laws (1999). Iron-stimulated changes in 13C fractionation and export by equatorial Pacific phytoplankton. Paleoceanography, 14(5), 589-595. DOI: 10.1029/1999PA900026

57. Staneva, J., K.O. Buesseler, E. Stanev, and H.D. Livingston (1999). Application of radiotracers to study Black Sea circulation: Validation of numerical simultions against observed weapon testing and Chernobyl 137Cs tracers. Journal of Geophysical Research, 104 (C5), 11099-11114.

56. Benitez-Nelson, C. and K. Buesseler. (1999). 32P, 33P, 7Be and 210Pb as tracers of aerosol residence times and statosphere/troposphere exchange. Journal of Geophysical Research, 104 (D9), 11745-11754. DOI: 1029/1998JD100101.

55. Benitez-Nelson, C. and K. Buesseler. (1999). Temporal variability of inorganic and organic phosphorus in the coastal ocean. Nature, 398, 502-505.

54. Stanev, E., K. O. Buesseler, J. V. Staneva, and H. D. Livingston (1999). The fate of Chernobyl 90Sr in the Black Sea: validation of numerical simulations against observed data. Journal Environ. Radioactivity, 43 (2), 187-204.

53. Stokozov, N.A. and K.O. Buesseler (1999). Mixing Model for the NW Black Sea Using Sr-90 and Salinity as Tracers. Journal Environ. Radioactivity, 43 (2), 173-186.

52. Lee, C., D. W. Murray, R. T. Barber, K. O. Buesseler, J. Dymond, J. I. Hedges, S. Honjo, S. J. Manganini, J. Marra, C. Moser, M. L. Peterson, W. L. Prell and S. G. Wakeham (1998). Particulate organic carbon fluxes: Results from the U.S. JGOFS Arabian Sea Process Study. Deep-Sea Research Part II, Arabian Sea Volume, 45 (10-11), 2489-2501.

51. Buesseler, K. O., L. Ball, J. Andrews, C. Benitez-Nelson, R. Belastock, F. Chai and Y. Chao (1998). Upper Ocean Export of Particulate Organic Carbon in the Arabian Sea derived from Thorium-234. Deep-Sea Research Part II, Arabian Sea Volume, 45 (10-11), 2461-2487.

50. Gustafsson, Ö., K. O. Buesseler, W. Rockwell Geyer, S. Bradley Moran and P. M. Gschwend (1998). On the Relative Significance of Horizontal and Vertical Transport of Chemicals in the Coastal Ocean: Application of a Two-Dimensional Th-234 Cycling Model. Shelf Res. 18, 805-829.

49 Dai, M., K. O. Buesseler, P. Ripple, J. Andrews, R. Belastock, O. Gustafsson and S. B. Moran (1998). Evaluation of two cross-flow ultrafiltration membranes for their ability to isolate marine organic colloids. Marine Chemistry, 62, 117-136.

48. Benitez-Nelson, C. and K. O. Buesseler (1998). New techniques for the measurement of 32P and 33P activities in rain and seawater. Analytical Chemistry, 70 (1), 64-72.

47. Buesseler, K.O. (1998). The de-coupling of production and particulate export in the surface ocean. Global Biogoechemical Cycles, 12 (2), 297-310.

46. Gustafsson, Ö., P.M. Gschwend and K.O. Buesseler (1997). Settling Removal Rates of PCBs into the Northwestern Atlantic Derived from 238U-234Th Disequilibria. Environmental Science and Technology, 31, 3544-3550.

45. Buesseler, K. O. (1997). The Isotopic Signature of Fallout Plutonium in the North Pacific. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 36 (1), 69-83.

44. Gustafsson, Ö., P.M. Gschwend and K.O. Buesseler (1997). Using 234Th disequilibria to estimate the vertical removal rates of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from the surface ocean. Marine Chemistry, 57, 11-23.

43. Buesseler, K.O. and H.D. Livingston (1997). Time-series profiles of 134Cs, 137Cs and 90Sr in the Black Sea. NATO ARW on “Sensitivity of North Sea, Baltic Sea and Black Sea to Anthropogenic and Climatic Changes” (E. Ozsoy and A. Mikaelyan, eds.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 239-251.

42. Gustafsson, Ö., K. O. Buesseler, and P. M. Gschwend (1996). On the Integrity of Cross-Flow Filtration for Marine Organic Colloids. Marine Chemistry, 55(1/2), 93-112.

41. Buesseler, K., J. Bauer, R. Chen, T Eglinton, Ö. Gustafsson, W. Landing, K. Mopper, S. B. Moran, P. Santschi, R. Vernon Clark, M. Wells (1996). An Intercomparison of Cross-Flow filtration Techniques Used for Sampling Marine Colloids: Overview and Organic Carbon Results. Marine Chemistry, 55(1/2), 1-31.

40. Buesseler, K.O. and H.D. Livingston (1996). Natural and Man-Made Radionuclides in the Black Sea. In: Radionuclides in the Oceans, Inputs and Inventories, P. Guéguéniat, P. Germain and H. Métivier, eds. Institut de Protection et de Surete Nucleaire, Cherbourg, France, 199-217.

39. Murnane, R. J., J. K. Cochran, K. O. Buesseler, and M. P. Bacon (1996). Least-squares Estimates of Thorium, Particle, and Nutrient Cycling Rate Constants from the JGOFS North Atlantic Bloom Experiment. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 43(2), 239-258.

38. Moran, S. B., J. A. Hoff, K. O. Buesseler, and R. L. Edwards (1995). High Precision 230Th and 232Th in the Norwegian Sea by Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry. Geophysical Research Letters, 22(19), 2589-2592.

37. Cochran, J. K., D. J. Hirschberg, H. D. Livingston, K. O. Buesseler, and R. M. Key (1995). Natural and Anthropogenic Radionuclide Distributions in the Nansen Basin, Arctic Ocean: Scavenging Rates and Circulation Timescales. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 42(6), 1495-1517.

36. Buesseler, K. O., J. A. Andrews, M. C. Hartman, R. Belastock, and F. Chai (1995). Regional Estimates of the Export Flux of Particulate Organic Carbon Derived from Thorium-234 During the JGOFS EQPAC Program. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 42(2-3), 777-804.

35. Waser, N. A., A. P Fleer, T. R. Hammar, K. O. Buesseler and M. P. Bacon (1994). Determination of Natural 32P and 33P in Rainwater, Marine Particles and Plankton by Low-Level Beta Counting. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, A, 338, 560-567.

34. Michaels, A. F., N. R. Bates, K. O. Buesseler, C. A. Carlson, and A. H. Knap (1994). Carbon System Imbalances in the Sargasso Sea. Nature, 372, 537-540.

33. Hartman, M. C. and K. O. Buesseler (1994). Adsorbers for In-Situ Collection and At-Sea Gamma Analysis of Dissolved Thorium-234 in Seawater. WHOI Technical Report, WHOI-94-15.

32. Buesseler, K. O., A. F. Michaels, D. A. Siegel, A. H. Knap (1994). A Three Dimensional Time-Dependent Approach to Calibrating Sediment Trap Fluxes. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 8(2), 179-193.

31. Buesseler, K. O., H. D. Livingston, L. Ivanov, and A. Romanov (1994). Stability of the Oxic/Anoxic Interface in the Black Sea. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 41(2), 283-296.

30. Buesseler, K. O. and C. R. Benitez (1994). Determination of mass accumulation rates and sediment radionuclide inventories in the deep Black Sea. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 41(11/12), 1605-1615.

29. Polikarpov, G. G., K. O. Buesseler, S. A. Casso, L. G. Kulebakina, H. D. Livingston and N. A. Stokosov (1993). Discharge of 90Sr form 1986-1990 with the waters of Dnepr River to the Black Sea. Aquatic Resources, 20(3), 387-390 (in Russian).

28. Moran, S. B., and K. O. Buesseler (1993). Size-fractionated 234Th in continental shelf waters off New England: implications for the role of colloids in oceanic trace metal scavenging. Journal of Marine Research, 51, 893-922.

27. Cochran, J. K., K. O. Buesseler, M. P. Bacon and H. D. Livingston (1993). Thorium isotopes as indicators of particle dynamics in the upper watercolumn: Results from the JGOFS North Atlantic Bloom Experiment. Deep-Sea Research, 40(8), 1569-1595.

26. Buesseler, K. O. (1993). Thermal ionization mass spectrometry. In: Development and evaluation of alternative radioanalytical methods, including mass spectrometry for marine materials, Proceedings of an Advisory Group Meeting, Monaco, 6-9 June 1989, International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA-TECDOC-683, pg. 45-52.

25. Keafer, B. A., K. O. Buesseler and D. M. Anderson (1992). Burial of living dinoflagellate cysts in estuarine and nearshore sediments. Marine Micropaleontology, 20, 147–161.

24. Moran, S. B. and K. O. Buesseler (1992). Short residence time of colloids in the upper ocean off Bermuda. Nature, 359, 221–223.

23. Buesseler, K. O., M. P. Bacon, J. K. Cochran and H. D. Livingston (1992). Carbon and nitrogen export during the JGOFS North Atlantic bloom experiment estimated from 234Th:238U disequilibria. Deep-Sea Research, 39(7/8), 1115–1137.

22. Buesseler, K.O., J.K. Cochran, M.P. Bacon, H.D. Livingston, S.A. Casso, D. Hirschberg, M.C. Hartman and A.P. Fleer (1992). Determination of thorium isotopes in seawater by non-destructive and radiochemical procedures. Deep-Sea Research, 39(7/8), 1103–1114.

21. Polikarpov, G. G., H. D. Livingston, L. G. Kulebakina, K. O. Buesseler, N. A. Stokozov and S. A. Casso (1992). Inflow of Chernobyl 90Sr to the Black Sea from the Dnepr River. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 34, 315–320.

20. Buesseler, K. O., H. D. Livingston and S. A. Casso (1991). Ruthenium-106 in the Black Sea. In: Black Sea Oceanography (E. Izdar and J.W. Murray, eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, pp. 229–243.

19. Sanchez, A. L., J. Gastaud, V. Noshkin and K. Buesseler (1991). plutonium oxidation states in the southwestern Black Sea: Evidence regarding the origin of the cold intermediate layer. Deep-Sea Research, 38(Suppl. 2), S845–S854.

18. Buesseler, K. O., H. D. Livingston and S. A. Casso (1991). Mixing between oxic and anoxic waters of the Black Sea as traced by Chernobyl cesium isotopes. Deep-Sea Research, 38(Suppl. 2), S725–S745.

17. Buesseler, K. O. (1991). Do upper-ocean sediment traps provide an accurate record of particle flux? (PDF) Nature, 353, 420–423.

16. Druffel, E. R. M., L. L. King, R. A. Belastock and K. O. Buesseler (1990). Growth rate of a deep-sea coral using 210Pb and other isotopes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 54(5), 1493–1500.

15. Cochran, J. K., T. McKibbin-Vaughan, M. M. Dornblaser, D. Hirschberg, H. D. Livingston and K. O. Buesseler (1990). 210Pb scavenging in the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 97, 332–352.

14. Buesseler, K. O., H. D. Livingston, S. Honjo, B. J. Hay, T. Konuk and S. Kempe (1990). Scavenging and particle deposition in the southwestern Black Sea--evidence from Chernobyl radiotracers. Deep-Sea Research, 37(3), 413–430.

13. Buesseler, K. O., S. A. Casso, M. C. Hartman and H. D. Livingston (1990). Determination of fission-products and actinides in the Black Sea following the Chernobyl accident. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Articles, 138(1), 33–47.

1980-1989 (top)

12. Livingston, H. D., K. O. Buesseler, E. Izdar and T. Konuk (1988). Characteristics of Chernobyl fallout in the southern Black Sea. In: Radionuclides: A Tool for Oceanography (J. C. Guary, P. Guegueniat and R. J. Pentreath, eds.), Elsevier, Essex, U.K., pp. 204–216.

11. Anderson, R. A., R. F. Bopp, K. O. Buesseler and P. E. Biscaye (1988). Mixing of particles and organic constituents in sediments from the continental shelf and slope off Cape Cod: SEEP-I Results. Continental Shelf Research, 8(5-7), 925–946.

10. Buesseler, K. O. (1987). Chernobyl: Oceanographic studies in the Black Sea. Oceanus, 30(3), 23–30.

9. Buesseler, K. O. and E. R. Sholkovitz (1987). The geochemistry of fallout plutonium in the North Atlantic: II. 240Pu/239Pu ratios and their significance. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 51, 2623–2637.

8. Buesseler, K. O. and E. R. Sholkovitz (1987). The geochemistry of fallout plutonium in the North Atlantic: I. A pore water study in shelf, slope and deep-sea sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 51, 2605–2622.

7. Buesseler, K. O., H. D. Livingston, S. Honjo, B. J. Hay, S. J. Manganini, E. T. Degens, V. Ittekkot, E. Izdar and T. Konuk (1987). Chernobyl radionuclides in a Black Sea sediment trap. Nature, 329, 825–828.

6. Buesseler, K. O. and J. Halverson (1987). The mass spectrometric analysis of fallout 239Pu and 240Pu in marine samples. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 5(6), 425–444.

5. Kempe, S., H. Nies, V. Ittekkot, E. T. Degens, K. O. Buesseler, H. D. Livingston, S. Honjo, B. J. Hay, S. J. Manganini, E. Izdar and T. Konuk (1987). Comparison of Chernobyl nuclide deposition in the Black Sea and in the North Sea. In: Particle Flux in the Ocean (E. T. Degens, E. Izdar and S. Honjo, eds.), Mitt. Geol.-Palaont. Inst., Univ. Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. SCOPE UNEP Sonderband, Vol. 62, pp. 165–178.

4. Buesseler, K. O. (1986). Plutonium isotopes in the North Atlantic. Ph.D. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography, 220 pp..

3. Buesseler, K. O., H. D. Livingston and E. R. Sholkovitz (1985). 239,240Pu and excess 210Pb inventories along the shelf and slope of the northeast U.S.A. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 76(1-2), 10–22.

2. Buesseler, K. O., G. Benoit and E. R. Sholkovitz (1985). A pore water study of plutonium in a seasonally anoxic lake. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 2, 283–292.

1. Buesseler, K. O., B. Brown and E. Borchardt (1980). A Limnological Investigation of Lake Itasca. Itasca Biological Station publication #1384.


Reports/Comments/Notes (top)

K. Buesseler, Jin, D., Lourantidou, M., Levin, D., Ramakrishna, K., Renaud, P. (2022) The Ocean Twilight Zone's Roll in Climate Change. J. Ausubel et al (eds), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 32pp. DOI: 10.1575/1912/28074

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Authors: Doney, S.C., Buck, H., Buesseler, K., Iglesias-Rodriguez, M.D., Moran, K., Oschlies, A., Renforth, P., Roman, J., Sant, G.N., Siegel, D.A., Webb, R., White, A. (2021) A Research Strategy for Ocean-based Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration (pdf). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Buesseler, K.O. (2021) Comments on Nov. 2021 Radiological Impact Assessment (RIA) Report pdf (TEPCO Japan). Link to the Radiological Impact Assessment report.

Buesseler, K.O., and 24 others. (2017). Pump it up workshop report. DOI 10.1575/1912/9328.

Buesseler, K.O. (2012). Fishing for Answers off Fukushima. Science, 338: 480-482, DOI: 10.112b/science.1228250. PDF.

Buesseler, K.O. (2012). The great iron dump. Nature, 487: 305-306.

Fisher, Nicholas S., and Ken O. Buesseler (2011). Tracking Fukushima radionuclides: A research cruise in Japanese waters. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Available at: .

Buesseler, Ken O., Scott C. Doney, David M. Karl, Philip W. Boyd, Ken Caldeira, Fei Chai, Kenneth H. Coale, Hein J. W. de Baar, Paul G. Falkowski, Kenneth S. Johnson, Richard S. Lampitt, Anthony F. Michaels, S. W. A. Naqvi, Victor Smetacek, Shigenobu Takeda, Andrew J. Watson (2008). Ocean Iron Fertilization--Moving Forward in a Sea of Uncertainty (pdf). Science, 319 (5860): 162 DOI: 10.1126/science.1154305.

Dehairs, F., A. de Brauwere, M. Elskens, U. Bathmann, S. Becquevort, S. Blain, P. Boyd, K. Buesseler, E. Buitenhaus, M. Gehlen, G. Herndl, C. Klass, R. Lampitt, D. Lefevre, U. Passow, H. Plous, F. Primeau, L. Stemmann and T. Trull (2008). Controls on Organic Carbon Export and Twilight Zone Remineralization: An Overview of the EUROCEANS Workshop. Oceanography, 21(3): 92-95.

Benitez-Nelson, Claudia and The 234Th Group (2004). Future applications of thorium-234 in aquatic ecosystems. EOS, 85(45), 9 November 2004: 471-472.

Steinberg, D., H. Ducklow, K.O. Buesseler and M. Bowles (2003). International symposium celebrates completion of JGOFS and previews future studies in ocean ecology and biogeochemistry. EOS, 84(40), 7 October 2003, 413.

Buesseler, K.O. (2001). Ocean Biogeochemistry and the Global Carbon Cycle: An Introduction to the U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study. Oceanography, 14(4): 5.

Ducklow, H.W., D.K. Steinberg, and K.O. Buesseler (2001). Upper Ocean Carbon Export and the Biological Pump (pdf). Oceanography, 14(4): 50-58.

Fasham, M.J.R., B.M. Balino, M.C. Bowles, R. Anderson, D. Archer, U. Bathmann, P. Boyd, K. Buesseler, P. Burkill, A. Bychkov, C. Carlson, C.T.A. Chen, S. Doney, H. Ducklow, S. Emerson, R. Feely, G. Feldman, V. Garcon, D. Hansell, R. Hanson, P. Harrison, S. Honjo, C. Jeandel, D. Karl, R. Le Borgne, K.K. Liu, K. Lochte, F. Louanchi, R. Lowry, A. Michaels, P. Monfray, J. Murray, A. Oschlies, T. Platt, J. Priddle, R. Quinones, D. Ruiz-Pino, T. Saino, E. Sakshaug, G. Shimmield, S. Smith, W. Smith, T. Takahashi, P. Treguer, D. Wallace, R. Wanninkhof, A. Watson, J. Willebrand, C.S. Wong (2001). A new vision of ocean biogeochemistry after a decade of the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS), AMBIO, Sp. Iss. , 10, 4-31.

Buesseler, K.O. (1999). Measuring the "F" in JGOFS? A New Way to Catch the Rain (PDF). U.S. JGOFS News, 10: 2.

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Papers in Progress

  • Traylor, S., Nicholson, D.P., Clevenger, S.J., Buesseler, K.O., D'Asaro, E., Lee, C.M. (2024) Contrasting Productivity and Carbon Export Regimes from Autonomous Observations in the EXPORTS Field Campaigns. Limnology and Oceanography, submitted.
  • Kenyon, J. Davidson, P., Buesseler, K., Pike, S., Lam, P. (2024) Thorium-234 as a tracer of particulate export and remineralization along the GEOTRACES Pacific Meridional Transect. Biogeochemical Cycles, submitted.
  • Buesseler, K., Bianchi, D., Chai, F. et al. (2024) Next steps for assessing ocean iron fertilization for marine carbon dioxide removal. Frontiers in Climate, submitted.
  • Siegel et al. (2024) Dynamics of aggregates and sinking carbon fluxes in a turbulent ocean. PNAS, submitted