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Conducting an East-West Atlantic transect to investigate the coupling between atmospheric and oceanic organic pollutants

Gioya DeSouza-Fennelly, ARMADA Master Teacher
Carlos Calderon, ARMADA Mentee

Print Resources
  • Alan, Howard G. 1998. Aquatic Environmental Chemistry. Oxford University Press.
    This book is formatted to consist of two parallel columns. The inner column is the main body of the book the outer column has additional explanations. It introduces readers to natural geothermal processes and the behavior of inorganic pollutants in the environment.
  • Duffy. Stephen J. and Van Loon, Gary W. 2005. Environmental Chemistry and Global Perspective. 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press.
    This book guides the reader through the chemical composition of the three major environmental systems: Atmosphere, Lithosphere and the Hydrosphere.
  • Imboden, Dieter M. and Schwarenbach, Rene P. Environmental Organic Chemistry. Volume 2. Wiley-Interscience.
    This textbook was brought on board the R/V Endeavor as a reference book. It is also used as a textbook at URI. It is written to accommodate the novice chemist, advanced chemist or for someone with no chemistry background. It is a great reference book for ant science classroom.
  • Logan, Karen and Noonan, Karen. 1997. Clean House, Clean Planet: Manual to Free Your Home of 14 Common Hazardous Household Products. Simon and Schuster Publisher.
    This book not only got my students interested in POP's (Persistent Organic Pollutants) and VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds ) but it inspired them to do further research especially when designing their perfect planet and doing their Science Exit Projects.
Web Resources
  • Environmental Chemistry
    A great site for students to learn more about local and global environmental issues.
  • The European Commission.
    Reports on the cleaning up Europe's cultural and historic Landmarks caused by atmospheric pollution.
Audio/Visual Resources
  • An Inconvenient Truth: A Global Warning. Dir. Davis Guggenheim. DVD. Paramount Home Video. 2006.
    My student's initial emotional reaction to this film was an eye opener. On subsequent viewing the students wanted to know how they could make a difference. Many are now considering careers in environmental studies.