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Joseph Resing

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Seattle, WA 98115-0070
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Senior Research Scientist - NOAA, PMEL, EOI Program

Affiliate Associate Professor - School of Oceanography, University of Washington

Research Scientist - Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean

In the news - Joe describes submarine eruption at West Mata
(University of Washington News, 12/17/09)


Research Interests:

Trace Element Chemistry
Submarine Volcanic and Hydrothermal Activity

Curriculum Vitae: pdf
PMEL Publication List (1998-present):
PMEL publications


Selected publications:


Tagliabue, A., and J. Resing (2016): Impact of hydrothermalism on the ocean iron cycle. [Submitted to Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, April 1, 2016]


Baker, E.T., J.A. Resing, R.M. Haymon, V. Tunnicliffe, W. Lavelle, F. Martinez, V. Ferrini, S.L. Walker, and K. Nakamura (2015): How many vent fields? New estimates of vent field populations on ocean ridges from precise mapping of hydrothermal discharge locations. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. [In revision]


Resing, J.A., P.N. Sedwick, C.R. German, W.J. Jenkins, J.W. Moffett, B.M. Sohst, and A. Tagliabue (2015): Basin-scale transport of hydrothermal dissolved metals across the South Pacific Ocean. Nature, 523, 200–203, doi: 10.1038/nature14577. [PDF Version]


Hahm, D., E.T. Baker, T.S. Rhee, Y.-J. Won, J.A. Resing, J.E. Lupton, W.-K. Lee, M. Kim, and S.-H. Park (2015): First hydrothermal discoveries on the Australian-Antarctic Ridge: Discharge sites, plume chemistry, and vent organisms. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 16(9), 3061–3075, doi: 10.1002/2015GC005926. [PDF Version]


Barrett, P.M., J.A. Resing, N.J. Buck, W.M. Landing, P.L. Morton, and R.U. Shelley (2015): Changes in the distribution of Al and particulate Fe along A16N in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean between 2003 and 2013: Implications for changes in aerosol dust deposition. Mar. Chem., 177(1), 57–68, doi: 10.1016/j.marchem.2015.02.009. [PDF Version]


Resing, J., and P. Barrett (2014): Fingerprinting the sources of iron to the oceans. Nature, 511, 164–165, doi: 10.1038/nature13513. [PDF Version]


Barrett, P.M., J.A. Resing, N.J. Buck, R.A. Feely, J.L. Bullister, C.S. Buck, W.M. Landing, and C.I. Measures (2014): Calcium carbonate dissolution in the upper 1000 m of the eastern North Atlantic. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 28(4), 386–397, doi: 10.1002/2013GB004619. [PDF Version]


Resing, J.A., K.H. Rubin, R.W. Embley, J.E. Lupton, E.T. Baker, R.P. Dziak, T. Baumberger, M. Lilley, J. Huber, T. Shank, D.A. Butterfield, D. Clague, N. Keller, S. Merle, N. Buck, P. Michael, A. Soule, D. Caress, S.L. Walker, R. Davis, J. Cowen, A.-L. Reysenbach, and H. Thomas (2011): Active submarine eruption of boninite in the northeastern Lau Basin. Nature Geosci., 4, doi: 10.1038/NGEO1275, 799–806. [PDF Version]


Resing, J.A., E.T. Baker, J.E. Lupton, S.L. Walker, D.A. Butterfield, G.J. Massoth, and K.-I. Nakamura (2009): Chemistry of hydrothermal plumes above submarine volcanoes of the Mariana Arc. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 10(2), Q02009, doi: 10.1029/2008GC002141. [PDF Version]


Embley, R.W., E.T. Baker, D.A. Butterfield, W.W. Chadwick, Jr., J.E. Lupton, J.A. Resing, C.E.J. de Ronde, K.-I. Nakamura, V. Tunnicliffe, J.F. Dower, and S.G. Merle (2007): Exploring the submarine ring of fire: Mariana Arc—Western Pacific. Oceanography, 20(4), 68–79. [PDF Version]


Slemons, L.O., J.W. Murray, J.A. Resing, B. Paul, and P. Dutrieux (2010): Western Pacific coastal sources of iron, manganese, and aluminum to the Equatorial Undercurrent. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 24, GB3024, 16 pp, doi: 10.1029/2009GB003693. [PDF Version]


Ranville, M.A., G.A. Cutter, C.S. Buck, W.M. Landing, L.S. Cutter, J.A. Resing, and A.R. Flegal (2010): Aeolian contamination of Se and Ag in the North Pacific from Asian fossil fuel combustion. Environ. Sci. Tech., 44(5), 1587–1593, doi: 10.1021/es902523m. [PDF Version]


Embley, R.W., W.W. Chadwick, Jr., E.T. Baker, D.A. Butterfield, J.A. Resing, C.E.J. de Ronde, V. Tunnicliffe, J.E. Lupton, S.K. Juniper, K.H. Rubin, R.J. Stern, G.T. Lebon, K.-I. Nakamura, S.G. Merle, J.R. Hein, D.A. Wiens, and Y. Tamura (2006): Long-term eruptive activity at a submarine arc volcano. Nature, 441(7092), 494–497, doi: 10.1038/nature04762. [PDF Version]


Resing, J.A., J.E. Lupton, R.A. Feely, and M.D. Lilley (2004): CO2 and 3He in hydrothermal plumes: Implications for mid-ocean ridge CO2 flux. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 226(3–4), 449–464, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2004.07.028. [PDF Version]

Resing, J.A., and F.J. Sansone (2002): The chemistry of lava-seawater interactions II: The elemental signature. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 66(11), 1925–1941. [PDF Version]


Resing, J.A., R.A. Feely, G.J. Massoth, and E.T. Baker (1999): The water-column chemical signature after the 1998 eruption of Axial Volcano. Geophys. Res. Lett., 26(24), 3645–3648. [PDF Version]