SCOR WG 80
Role of Phase Transfer Processes in the Cycling of Trace Metals in Estuaries

Chair: M. Whitfield (UK)

Other Full Members: J.D. Burton (UK), T. Church (USA), J.C. Duinket (FRG), W. Gordeev (USSR), K. Hunter (New Zealand), J.M. Martin (France), B.L.K. Somayajulu (India), R. Wollast (Belgium), and J.M. Wood (USA)

Terms of Reference

  • To define the most useful properties for the characterization of the geochemical reactivity of estuarine particulates, especially the surface properties of binding sites, and to recommend methods to measure these properties.
  • To evaluate the state of knowledge of particle/water reactions for key metals under the range of conditions encountered in estuarine waters and sediments.
  • To recommend appropriate experimental and theoretical research needed to further develop models of particle/water interactions able to predict the behaviour of trace metals in different regimes.

Financial Sponsors: SCOR, NSF

Date Approved: 1985