Dr. Mopper's research group at Old Dominion University studies marine and environmental chemistry in Antarctica and elsewhere. We have several areas of interest:
We have traveled all over the world.
We cruise the oceans of the world collecting marine samples for analysis
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Qian, J-G. and K. Mopper (1996) Automated High-Performance, High-Temperature Combustion Dissolved Organic Carbon Analyzer. Analytical Chemistry. 68, 3090-3097.
This NSF-supported work lead to the development of a commercial total organic carbon (TOC) analyzer (MQ Scientific).
Kieber, D.J. and Mopper, K. (1995) Photochemistry of Antarctic waters during the 1994 austral summer. Antarctic Journal - Review 1995, vol. 30 (5), 150-151.
Sarpal, R.S., K. Mopper, and D.J. Kieber (1995) Absorbance properties of dissolved organic matter in antarctic seawater. Antarctic Journal - Review 1995, vol. 30 (5), 139-140.
Mopper, K., R.S. Sarpal, D.J. Kieber (1995) Protein and humic substance fluorescence of dissolved organic matter in Antarctic sea water. Antarctic Journal - Review 1995, vol. 30 (5), 137-139.
Qian, J.-G., K. Mopper and D. J. Kieber (2001). Photochemical production of the OH radical in Antarctic waters. Deep-Sea Res. I, 48: 741-759.
Yocis, B. H., D. J. Kieber and K. Mopper. (2000) Photochemical production of hydrogen peroxide in Antarctic waters. Deep-Sea Res. I, 47: 1077-1099.
Mopper, K., J. Zhou, K. S. Ramana, U. Passow, H. G. Dam and D. T. Drapeau (1995) The role of surface-active carbohydrates in the flocculation of a diatom bloom in a mesocosm. Deep-Sea Research II. 42, 47-73.
Chen, X. and K. Mopper (2000) Determination of the tropospheric hydroxyl radical by liquid phase scrubbing and HPLC. J. Atm.Chem., 36, 81-105.
Zhou, J., K. Mopper, and U. Passow (1998) The role of surface-active carbohydrates in the formation of transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) by bubble absorption of seawater, Limnol. Oceanogr., 43, 1860-1871.
Mopper, K., Z. Feng, S.B. Bentjen, and R. F. Chen (1996) Effects of cross-flow filtration on the absoption and fluorescence properties of seawater. Marine Chemistry (In: Special Issue on Colloids in Seawater) 55: 53-74.
Zhou, X. and K. Mopper (1997). Photochemical production of low molecular weight carbonyl compounds in seawater and surface microlayer and their air-sea exchange. Marine Chemistry, 56: 201-214.
Mopper, K., X. Zhou, R. J. Kieber, D. J. Kieber, R. J. Sikorski and R. D. Jones (1991) Photochemical degradation of dissolved organic carbon and its impact on the oceanic carbon cycle. Nature 353: 60-62.
Kieber, D.J., J.A. McDaniel and K. Mopper (1989). Photochemical source of biological substrates in seawater: Implications for carbon cycling. Nature 341: 637-639.
Jankowski, J. J., D. J. Kieber, K. Mopper and P. J. Neale (2000). Development and intercalibration of ultraviolet solar actinometers. Photochem. Photobiol., 71: 431-440.
Jankowski, J. J., D. J. Kieber, and K. Mopper (1999). Nitrate and nitrite ultraviolet actinometers. Photochem. Photobiol., 70: 319-328.
Mopper, K. and D. J. Kieber. Photochemistry and the cycling of carbon, sulfur, nitrogen and phosphorus. In: Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter. Chapter 9. D. Hansell and C. Carlson, (Eds.), Academic Press, pp. 455-489, 2002.
Mopper, K. and J.-G. Qian. Water analysis: Organic carbon determinations. In: Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. R.A. Meyers (Ed.), John Wiley and Sons,
Mopper, K. and D. J. Kieber. Marine photochemistry and its impact on carbon cycling. In: Effects of UV Radiation on Marine Ecosystems. Chapter 4, S. Demers, S. de Mora and M. Vernet (Eds.),
If you are interested in learning more about the environmental chemistry we do here, drop by and meet us.
or contact Dr. Ken Mopper at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Old Dominion University Chemistry Department home page.