NORMAN L. GUINASSO, JR.
Research Professor, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University.
Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University

Guinasso Photo Education: Ph.D., Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1984 M. S., Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1975 B. A., Physics and Mathematics, San Jose State College, 1966 Universität Heidelberg, 1963-1965.

Experience:

2011-present
Research Professor, Department of Oceanography, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University
September, 2010-present
Deputy Director, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University
2005-2010
Director, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University
2004-2005
Interim Director, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University
1998-2004
Deputy Director, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University
2001-2010
Adjunct Professor, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
2003-2010
Research Scientist, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
1994-Present
Program Manager, Texas Automated Buoy System
1993-Present
Member of the Graduate Faculty at Texas A&M University
1992-1998
Associate Director, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University
1992-1994
Editor, LATEX Fortnightly
1985-2002
Associate Research Scientist, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
1985-1992
Associate Research Scientist, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University
1985-1986
Project Scientist, U. S. Planning Office for the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE), College Station, TX
1972-1985
Research Associate, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
1966-1971
Scientist, Teledyne Isotopes, Palo Alto, CA
1960-1963
Student Trainee, U.S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, San Francisco, CA

Service: TAMU Council of Principal Investigators, 2007-2010, Chair 2008-2009, Past Chair 2009-2010; Advisory Committee for the Sustainable Coastal Margins Program at Texas A&M University, 2003-2005; Texas A&M Research Foundation Principal Investigators Advisory Committee, Chair, 2008-2010; Texas A&M University Academic Master Plan Research Roadmap Committee, 2008; Texas A&M University Conflict of Interest Review Committee, 2008; Texas A&M University Academic Master Plan Steering Committee, 2008; TAMU Laboratory Safety Committee.

Honors: 2002 Distinguished Achievement Award, Research Scientist, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University; Honors in Physics, San Jose State College, 1966; Distinguished Graduate Student Award, Texas A&M University, Association of Former Students, 1975;

Society Memberships: American Geophysical Union; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Society of Limnology and Oceanography; Marine Technology Society; Sigma Xi;

Professional Interests: Observational Oceanography, Physical Oceanography, Marine Geochemistry, Sedimentology


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Publications:

Kuehl, J. J., Steven F. DiMarco, Laura J. Spencer, and Norman L. Guinasso Jr 2014). Application of the smooth orthogonal decomposition to oceanographic data sets, Geophys. Res. Lett. 41(11) 3966-3971, Article first published online: 9 JUN 2014, DOI: 10.1002/2014GL060237. [pdf]

Wade, T. L., et al. (2011), Analyses of water samples from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Documentation of the subsurface plume, in Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 195, edited by Y. Liu et al., pp. 77–82, AGU, Washington, D. C., doi:10.1029/2011GM001103.[pdf]

Wade, T. L., S. T. Sweet, J. N. Walpert, J. L. Sericano, J. J. Singer, and N. L. Guinasso Jr. (2011), Evaluation of possible inputs of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill to the Loop Current and associated eddies in the Gulf of Mexico, in Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 195, edited by Y. Liu et al., pp. 83–90, AGU, Washington, D. C., doi:10.1029/2011GM001095.[pdf]

Diercks, A. R., R. C. Highsmith, V. L.. Asper, D. Joung, Z. Zhou, L. Guo, A. M. Shiller, S. B. Joye, A. P. Teske, N. L. Guinasso Jr., T. L. Wade, and S. E. Lohrenz (2010), Characterization of subsurface polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons at the Deepwater Horizon site, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L20602, doi:10.1029/2010GL045046. [pdf]

Leslie C Bender, Norman L Guinasso, John N Walpert, Stephan D Howden (2010). A Comparison of Methods for Determining Significant Wave Heights - Applied to a 3m Discus Buoy during Hurricane Katrina, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 27(6), 1012-1028. [DOI: 10.1175/2010JTECHO724.1]

Howden, Stephan, David Gilhousen, Norman Guinasso, John Walpert Michael Sturgeon, Les Bender (2008). Hurricane Katrina Winds Measured by a Buoy-Mounted Sonic Anemometer, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 25(4), 607-616.

Campbell, L., J. N. Walpert, and N. L. Guinasso, Jr. (2007), Buoy-based in situ optical early warning detection system for harmful algal blooms in the Gulf of Mexico, Nova Hedwigia Beiheft 133, 161-170.

Leslie C. Bender III, Norman L. Guinasso, Jr., John N. Walpert, Linwood L. Lee III, Robert D. Martin, Robert D. Hetland, Steven K. Baum, And Matthew K. Howard, (2007), Development, Operation, and Results From the Texas Automated Buoy System, Gulf of Mexico Science 25(1),33-60.

Price, J. M. Reid, M. Howard, M. K., Johnson W. R., Ji Z. G., Marshall C. F., Guinasso N. L., Rainey G. B, (2006), Preliminary assessment of an oil-spill trajectory model using satellite-tracked, oil-spill-simulating drifters, Environmental Modelling & Software, 21, 258-270.

Vardaro, M. F. MacDonald, I. R. Bender, L. C., N. L. Guinasso, Jr.(2006), Dynamic processes observed at a gas hydrate outcropping on the continental slope of the Gulf of Mexico, Geo Marine Letters, 26, 6-15.

Powell, Brian S., Robert R. Leben, Norman L. Guinasso, Jr. (2006). Comparison of Buoy and Altimeter-derived Shelf Currents using an Optimal Operator, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 3(2), 192-196.

DiMarco, S. Campbell, L. and Guinasso, N. L.. (2005), A New Masters's Level Certificate in Ocean Observing Systems at Texas A&M University, Marine Technology Society Journal, 39, 96-98.

See, Jason H., Lisa Campbell, Tammi L. Richardson, James L. Pinckney, Rongjun Shen and Norman L. Guinasso, Jr., (2005). Combining New Technologies For Determination Of Phytoplankton Community Structure In The Northern Gulf Of Mexico. J. Phycol. 41(2) 305-310.

De Beukelaer, S. M., I. R. MacDonald, N. L. Guinnasso{sic] Jr. and J. A. Murray (2003). Distinct side-scan sonar, RADARSAT SAR, and acoustic profiler signatures of gas and oil seeps on the Gulf of Mexico slope. Geo-Marine Letters 23, 177-186.

MacDonald, I.R., Leifer, I., Sassen, R., Stine, P., Mitchell, R. and Guinasso Jr., N., (2002). Transfer of hydrocarbons from natural seeps to the water column and atmosphere. Geofluids 2, 95-107.

Guinasso, N. L. Jr., J. Yip, R. O. Reid, L. C. Bender, III, M. K. Howard, L. L. Lee III, J. N. Walpert, D. A. Brooks, R. D. Hetland, and R. D. Martin (2001). Observing and Forecasting Coastal Currents: Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS). In: OCEANS 2001 MTS/IEEE Proceedings, 1318-1322, Marine Technology Society, Washington DC.

Walpert, J.N., N.L. Guinasso, Jr., L. C. Bender, L. L. Lee III, and F.J. Kelly (2001). The Effects of Marine Fouling on the Performance of a Single-Point Acoustic Doppler Current Sensor Mounted on a TABS-II Spar Buoy. In OCEANS 2001 MTS/IEEE Proceedings, 956-961, Marine Technology Society, Washington DC.

Walpert, J.N., N.L. Guinasso, Jr., L.L. Lee III, F.J. Kelly (2000): Inter-comparison and Evaluation of a Single-Point Acoustic Doppler Current Sensor Mounted on a TABS II Spar Buoy. Proceedings from MTS/IEEE Oceans 2000 Conference, September 11-14, 2000, Providence, RI.

Blaha, John P., Gorge H. Born, Norman L. Guinasso Jr., H. James Herring, Gregg A. Jacobs, F.J. Kelly, Robert R. Leben, Robert D. Martin, Jr. Gorge L. Mellor, P. Peter Niiler, Michael E. Parke, Richard C. Patchen, Kenneth Schaudt, Norman W. Scheffner, C. K. Shum, Carter Ohlmann, Wilton Sturges, III, George L. Weatherly, Douglas Webb, and Henry J.White, 2000, Gulf of Mexico Ocean Monitoring System, Oceanography 13(2), 10-17.[PDF]

MacDonald, I.R., D.B. Buthman, W.W. Sager, M.B. Peccini, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., 2000. Pulsed flow of oil from a mud volcano. Geology 28(10), 907-910.

Sassen R., MacDonald I. R., Guinasso N. L., Joye S., Requejo A. G., Sweet S. T., Alcala-Herrera J, DeFreitas D., Schink D. R., 1998. Bacterial methane oxidation in sea-floor gas hydrate: Significance to life in extreme environments, Geology 6:(9) 851-854.

Lewis, J. M., W. J. Martin, and N. L. Guinasso, Jr. 1997. Bowen ratio estimates in return flow over the Gulf of Mexico. J. Geophys. Res 102(C5):10535-10544.

MacDonald, I. R., J. R. Reilly, Jr., S. E. Best, R. Venkataramaiah, N. L. Guinasso, Jr. and J. Amos, 1996. Remote sensing inventory of active oil seeps and chemosynthetic communities in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In: Hydrocarbon migration and its near-surface Expression, D. Schumacher and M. A. Abrams, eds., AAPG Memoir 66:27-37.

DiMarco, S. F., F. J. Kelly, Jun Zhang, and N. L. Guinasso, Jr. 1995. Directional wave spectra on the Louisiana-Texas shelf during Hurricane Andrew. J. Coastal Res. SI 21:217-233.

MacDonald, I. R., N. L. Guinasso, Jr., J. M. Brooks, R. Sassen, and L. L. Lee. 1994. Gas hydrate that breaches the sea floor on the continental slope of the Gulf of Mexico. Geology 22:699-702.

Sassen, R., I. R. MacDonald, A. J. Requejo, N. L. Guinasso, Jr., M. C. Kennicutt, S. T. Sweet and J. M. Brooks. 1994. Organic geochemistry of sediments from chemosynthetic communities, Gulf of Mexico Slope. Geo-Marine Letters 14:110-119.

Brooks, J. M., A. W. Anderson, R. Sassen, I. R. MacDonald, M. C. Kennicutt II, and N. L. Guinasso, Jr. 1994. Hydrate Occurrences in Shallow Subsurface Cores on Continental Slope Sediments. In: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 715: International Conference on Natural Gas Hydrates, pp 381-391, E. D. Sloan, Jr., J. Happel, and M. A. Hnatow, eds. New York, 1994.

Breaker, L. C., L. D. Burroughs, Y. Y. Chao, J. F. Culp, N. L. Guinasso, Jr., R. L. Teboulle, and C. R. Wong. 1994. The Impact of Hurricane Andrew on the New-Surface Marine Environment in the Bahamas and the Gulf of Mexico. Weather and Forecasting 9:542-556. [PDF]

Guinasso, Jr., N. L., I. R. MacDonald, S. J. Ackleson, J. F. Amos, R. Duckworth, R. Sassen, J. M. Brooks, C. P. Giammona, and F. R. Englehardt. 1993. Remote sensing estimates for rates of natural seepage in the Gulf of Mexico. In: Proceedings of the Int. Symposium Operationalization of Remote Sensing, April 19-23, 1993, Enschede, The Netherlands.

Breaker, L. C., L. D. Burroughs, Y. Y. Chao, J. F. Culp, N. L. Guinasso, Jr., R. L. Teboulle, and C. R. Wong. 1993. Surface and near-surface marine observations during Hurricane Andrew. OPC Tech. Note/NMC Office Note No. 398, 37pp.

MacDonald, I. R., N. L. Guinasso, Jr., S. G. Ackleson, J. F. Amos, R. Duckworth, R. Sassen, and J. M. Brooks. 1993. Natural oil slicks in the Gulf of Mexico are visible from space. Journal of Geophysical Research 98(C9), 16:351-364.

Sassen, R., J. M. Brooks, M. C. Kennicutt II, I. R. MacDonald, and N. L. Guinasso, Jr. 1993. How oil seeps, discoveries relate in deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Oil and Gas Journal 91 (16):64-69.

Kennicutt II, M. C., T. L. Wade, N. L. Guinasso, Jr., J. M. Brooks, and J. Payne. 1991. The Mega Borg Incident: A comparison of response, mitigation, and impact. Proceedings, 23rd Annual Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 6-9:239-247.

Brooks, J. M., D. A. Wiesenburg, H. Roberts, R. S. Carney, I. R. MacDonald, C. R. Fisher, N. L. Guinasso, Jr., W. W. Sager, S. J. McDonald, R. A. Burke, Jr., P. Aharon and T. J. Bright. 1990. Salt, seeps, and symbiosis in the Gulf of Mexico: A preliminary report of deepwater discoveries using DSV Alvin. EOS, Transactions, Amer. Geophys. Union, 71(45):1772-1773.

MacDonald, I. R., J. F. Reilly, N. L Guinasso, Jr., J. M. Brooks, R. S. Carney, W. A. Bryant and T. J. Bright. 1990. Chemosynthetic mussels at a brine-filled pockmark in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Science, 248:1096-1099.

MacDonald, I. R., N. L. Guinasso, Jr., J. F. Reilly, J. M. Brooks, W. R. Callender, and S. G. Gabrielle. 1990. Gulf of Mexico hydrocarbon seep communities: VI. Patterns in community structure and habitat. Geo-Marine Letters, 10:244-252.

Cole, K. H., N. L. Guinasso, Jr., M. D. Richardson, J. W. Johnson, and D. R. Schink. 1985. Uranium and Thorium series isotopes in surface sediments of the Venezuela Basin, Caribbean Sea. Mar. Geol., 68:167-185.

Li, W. Q., N. L. Guinasso, Jr., K. H. Cole, M. D. Richardson, J. W. Johnson, and D. R. Schink. 1985. Radionuclides as indicators of sedimentary processes in abyssal Caribbean sediments. Mar. Geol., 68:187-204.

Orr, J. C., N. L. Guinasso, Jr., and D. R. Schink. 1985. Radon-222 surpluses in warm core rings. J. Geophys. Res., 90:8903-8916.

Schink, D. R., P. J. Setser, S. T. Sweet and N. L. Guinasso, Jr. 1985. Sampling the upper 100 m of a warm core ring using a towed pumping system. In: Mapping Strategies in Chemical Oceanography, American Chemical Society, pp.333-351.

Stordal, M. C., J. W. Johnson, N. L. Guinasso, Jr., and D. R. Schink. 1985. Quantitative evaluation of bioturbation rates in deep ocean sediments: II. Comparison of rates determined by Lead-210 and Plutonium. Mar. Chem., 17:99-114.

Sweet, S. T. and N. L. Guinasso, Jr. 1984. Effects of flow rate on fluorescence, in vivo during continuous measurements on Gulf of Mexico surface water. Limnol. and Oceanogr., 29(2):397-40l.

Setser, P. J., N. L. Condra, D. A. Wiesenburg, N. L. Guinasso, Jr. and D. R. Schink. 1983. A deep- towed pumping system for continuous underway sampling, Environ. Sci. Technol., 17:47-49.

Boudreau, B. P. and N. L. Guinasso, Jr. 1982. The influence of a diffusive sublayer on accretion, dissolution, and diagenesis at the sea floor. In: Fanning, K. A. and F. T. Manheim, eds. The Dynamic Environment of the Ocean Floor, Heath.

Bullister, J. L., N. L. Guinasso, Jr., and D. R. Schink. 1982. Dissolved hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and methane at the CEPEX site. J. Geophys. Res., 87:2022-2034.

Setser, P. J., J. L. Bullister, E. C. Frank, N. L. Guinasso, Jr. and D. R. Schink. 1982. Relationships between reduced gases, nutrients, and fluorescence in surface waters off Baja California. Deep-Sea Res., 29:1203-1215.

Setser, P. J., N. L. Guinasso, Jr. and D. R. Schink. 1982. Daily patterns of fluorescence in vivo in the central equatorial Pacific. J. Mar. Res., 40:453-47l.

Schink, D. R. and N. L. Guinasso, Jr. 1980. Processes affecting silica at the abyssal sediment-water interface. In: Biogeochimie de la Matiere Organique a interface Eau-Sediment Marin, No. 293, Colloques Internationaux de C.N.R.S., p. 8l-92.

Key, R. M., N. L. Guinasso, Jr. and D. R. Schink. 1979. Emanation of Radon-222 from marine sediments. Mar. Chem., 7:221-250.

Key, R. M., R. L. Brewer, J. H. Stockwell, N. L. Guinasso, Jr., and D. R. Schink. 1979. Some improved techniques for measuring Radon and Radium in marine sediments and in sea water. Mar. Chem., 7:25l-264.

Millero, F. J., A. LoSurdo, P. Chitirkin, and N. L. Guinasso, Jr. 1979. The density and speed of sound of Orca Basin waters. Limnol. and Oceanography., 24:218-225.

Wiesenburg, D. A. and N. L. Guinasso, Jr. 1979. Equilibrium solubilities of methane, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen in water and sea water. J. Chem. Engin. Data, 24:356-360.

Kirwan, A. D., Jr., N. L. Guinasso, Jr., and G. McNally. 1978. Sea surface temperatures in the North Pacific through the winter 1976-1977 from Nimbus 6. J. Geophys. Res., 83:5505-5506.

Schink, D. R. and N. L. Guinasso, Jr. 1978. Redistribution of dissolved and adsorbed materials in marine sediments undergoing biological stirring. Amer. J. of Sci., 278:687-702.

Schink, D. R. and N. L. Guinasso, Jr. 1977. Effects of Bioturbation on sediment-seawater interaction. Mar. Geol., 22:133-154.

Schink, D. R. and N. L. Guinasso, Jr. 1977. Modelling the influence of bioturbation and other processes on carbonate dissolution at the sea floor. In: Andersen, N.R. and A. Malahoff, The Fate of Fossil Fuel CO2. in the Oceans, pp. 375-399.

Guinasso, N. L., Jr. and D. R. Schink. 1975. Quantitative estimates of biological mixing rates in abyssal sediments. J. Geophys. Res., 80:3032-3043.

Schink, D. R., N. L. Guinasso, Jr., and K. A. Fanning. 1975. Processes affecting the concentration of silica at the sediment-water interface of the Atlantic Ocean. J. Geophys. Res., 80:3013-3031.

Schink, D. R., R. L. Charnell, N. L. Guinasso, Jr. and J. J. Sigalove. 1970. Radon profiles in the sea: A measure of air-sea gas exchange. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, NS, 17:184-193.


Reports:

Walpert, John and N.L. Guinasso Jr, TABS Responder: A Quick-Response Buoy for Oil Spill Applications. Sea Technology Magazine, Vol. 51(10), October 2010 10-13.

John N. Walpert, Norman L. Guinasso, Jr., Kevin Lamonte, and Linwood L. Lee III, 2005. Integration of a Three Meter Discus Buoy for University of Southern Mississippi, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, Texas A&M University College Station, Texas 77845, Technical Report 05-005, June 30, 2005.

Rouse, L.J., W.J. Wiseman, Jr., L.C. Bender, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., F.J. Kelly, D.A. Brooks, Y-T. Lo, J. She, and A. Valle-Levinson. 2004. Observational and predictive study of inner shelf currents over the Louisiana-Texas shelf. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. OCS Study MMS 2004-036. 207 pp.

Kelly, F. J., N. L. Guinasso, Jr., L. C. Bender. Chapter 6: Physical Oceanography/Hydrography, In: Continental Shelf Associates, Inc. and Texas A&M University, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group. 2001. Mississippi/Alabama Pinnacle Trend Ecosystem Monitoring, Final Synthesis Report, U.S. Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, USGS BSR 2001-0007 and Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA, OCS Study MMS 2001-080. 415pp.+ apps.

Guinasso, N. L. Jr. Chapter 5: The Physical Environment at the Seep Sites, In: MacDonald, I.R., ed. 2002. Stability and Change in Gulf of Mexico Chemosynthetic Communities. Volume II: Technical Report. Prepared by the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, Texas A&M University. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Minerals Mgmt. Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. OCS Study MMS 2002-036. 456 pp.

Breaker, L. C., L. D. Burroughs, J. F. Culp, N. L. Guinasso, R. L. Teboulle, and C. R. Wong (1993) Surface and near-surface marine observations during Hurricane Andrew. NMC Office note no. 398; OPC contribution no. 68. NOAA/NWS, Washington, DC. 37 pp.

Calibration and Performance of the Pressure and Temperature Sensors in the Coastal Leasing, Inc. MiniSpec Directional Wave Gauge, Kelly, F.J., S. F. DiMarco, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., R.C. Hamilton, K.A. Karrus, October 1993, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3146, Reference 93-07-T.

Device for Rapid in situ Extraction of Tracers from Large Volumes of Seawater, Texas A&M Univ. Tech. Report Ref. 84-1-T, J. C.Orr, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., and D.R. Schink, 1984.

A Numerical Model for Calculation of Interstitial Silica Concentrations in Deep-Sea Cores, Texas A&M Univ. Tech. Report Ref. 74-5-T, 1974.

A Simple Physicochemical Acoustic Model of Methane Bubbles Rising in the Sea, Texas A&M Univ. Tech. Report Ref. 72-15-T, N.L. Guinasso, Jr. and D. R. Schink, 1973.(pdf)

Use of Rn/Ra Ratios to Determine Air/Sea Gas Exchange and Vertical Mixing in the Ocean, PALTR-223, Isotopes, A Teledyne Co., D.R. Schink, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., J.J. Sigalove, and R. L. Charnell, 1970.

The Fate of Particulate Residue from Deep Underwater Nuclear Explosions PALTR-222, Isotopes, A Teledyne Co., R.L Charnell, J.D. Buchanan, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., and D.R. Schink, 1970.

Report on Measurements to Determine Air-Sea Gas Exchange in the Vicinity of an Underwater Explosion, PALTR-171, USNRDL-TRC-68-14, Isotopes, A Teledyne Co., D. R. Schink, R.L. Charnell, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., E.M Taft, and M.E. Smith, 1968.


National Science Foundation Grants

Effects of Vertical Mixing in Sediments on the Chemical Interactions Between Deep-sea Sediments and Seawater, OCE 75-21275, 10/15/75-10/15/77, $114,000.

Effects Of Vertical Mixing in sediments on the Chemical Interactions Between Deep-sea Sediments and Seawater, OCE 77-21009, 10/15/77-10/15/78, $77,400.

Effects of Vertical Mixing in Sediments on the Chemical Interactions Between Deep-Sea Sediments and Seawater, OCE 78-21170, 11/1/78-10/31/80, $195,023.

Effects of Vertical Mixing in Sediments on the Chemical Interactions Between Deep-sea Sediments and Seawater, OCE 80-20389, 11/1/80-10/31/81, $120,066.

Radium and Radon in Warm Core Rings, OCE 80-17268, 1/1/81-12/31/84, $434,428.

Warm Core Ring Interdisciplinary Synthesis Proposal: Radom and Radium in Warm Core Rings, OCE 85-09821, 6/1/85-11/30/86, $37,157.

Note N.L. Guinasso, Jr. was a Co-principal Investigator on these grants.


Presentations and Published Abstracts:

Wade, Terry. L., Norman L. Guinasso, Jr.; CAPABILITIES OF THE GEOCHEMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH GROUP (GERG), BRAZIL - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCIENCE AND EDUCATION INTERNATIONALIZATION, March 26-29, 2012, Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil, Abstract P-07.

Guinasso Jr., Norman L., John N. Walpert, Linwood L. Lee, Duan Liu, Robert D. Hetland, Steven F. DiMarco; OPERATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY ON THE TEXAS COAST, BRAZIL - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCIENCE AND EDUCATION INTERNATIONALIZATION, March 26-29, 2012, Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil, Abstract O-11.

Wade, T.L., Sweet, S.T., Sericano, J.L., DeFreitas, D.A. and Guinasso Jr. N.L. 2012, Detection of Petroleum: Seeps and Spills. BRAZIL - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCIENCE AND EDUCATION INTERNATIONALIZATION, March 26-29, 2012, Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil, Abstract O-31.

Guinasso, N. L., Wade, T. L., Sweet, S. T., DiMarco, S. F., PRINCIPAL COMPONENT CHARACTERIZATION OF FLUORESCENCE SPECTRA FROM SEAWATER SAMPLES COLLECTED DURING THE DEEP WATER HORIZON OIL SPILL, (Abstract) 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting 20 – 24 February 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Mullins-Perry, R. L., DiMarco, S. F., Guinasso Jr., N. L., guinasso@tamu.edu Zhang, X. Q., May Jr., L. N., IS THE TEXAS COAST A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO HYPOXIA? USING INTEGRATED COASTAL OBSERVING SYSTEMS TO ANALYZE DISSOLVED OXYGEN VARIABILITY (Abstract) 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting 20 – 24 February 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA,

Li, B.; DiMarco, S. F.; Guinasso, N. L.; In-Situ Towed Observations Of The Hypoxia On The Texas-Louisiana Shelf During The Year 2010, ASLO 2011 Aquatic Sciences, San Juan P, 2/14/2011, Abstract ID: 8774.

Guinasso, N. L.; Mullins, R. L.; DiMarco, S. F.; Li, B.; Chapman, P.; Walpert, J. N.; Comparison Of Two Oxygen Sensors On A Towed Ctd To Study Hypoxia In The Gulf Of Mexico, ASLO 2011 Aquatic Sciences, San Juan P, 2/17/2011, Abstract ID: 9091.

Mullins, R. L.; DiMarco, S. F.; Guinasso, N.; Unraveling Freshwater Sources Responsible For Hypoxia Formation Along The Texas Coast, ASLO 2011 Aquatic Sciences, San Juan P, 2/16/2011, Abstract ID: 9131.

Terry L. Wade, Stephen T. Sweet, José L. Sericano, Norman L. Guinasso, Jr., Steven E. Lohrenz, Alan M. Shiller, Samantha B. Joye, Arne R. Diercks, Vernon L. Asper and Raymond C. Highsmith (2010). Documentation of Sub-Surface Oil Plume by Analyses of Toxic PAH in Water Samples from the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill (Poster), SETAC North America 31st Annual Meeting, Portland OR, November 7-11 2010. WP290 Abstract

Guinasso, NL, LC Bender, RD Martin, RD Hetland (2010); Texas Automated Buoy System and Oil Spill Response, 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting Portland OR, 91(26) EOS Trans. AGU Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl. Abstract PL025L-02, 2/23/2010

Mullins, RL, SF DiMarco, MK Howard, NL Guinasso, JN Walpert (2010). Results from a Real-time Environmental Ocean Observing System on a Wind Farm Platform in the Texas Hypoxic Zone, 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting Portland OR, EOS Trans. AGU, 91(26) Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl. Abstract IT54C-08, 2/26/2010.

Bender III, L. C., N. L. Guinasso Jr., J. N. Walpert, S. D. Howden, 2008. Wave Heights from a 3m Discus Buoy During Hurricane Katrina, Oceans 2008, Quebec.

Guinasso, N. L., Bender, L. C., Howden, S. D., Walpert, J. N., (2008) Wave Heights From A 3-M Discus Buoy In The Mississippi Sound During Hurricane Katrina , Ocean Sciences 2008, Orlando FL.

Howden, S. D., Asper, V. L., Dodd, D. W., Lohrenz, S. E., Roman , D., Bender, L. C., Guinasso, N. L., Walpert, J., Blain, C. A., 2008. Hurricane Katrina Waves And Storm Surge Observations By The Central Gulf Of Mexico Ocean Observing System, Ocean Sciences 2008, Orlando, FL.

Campbell, L., DiMarco, S. F., Guinasso, Jr., N. L., (2008) Training The Next Generation Of Ocean Scientists: An Update On The Master Of Geosciences Certificate In Ocean Observing Systems At Texas A&M, Ocean Sciences 2008, Orlando FL.

Sears, A P, DiMarco, S F, Chapman, P, Howard, M K, Guinasso, N L (2006), Field Comparisons of a Polarographic Membrane Dissolved Oxygen Sensor and Winkler Titration From the Louisiana Shelf, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(36), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract AN: OS45D-15

Campbell, L., DiMarco, S. F, and N. L. Guinasso, (2006), Graduate Certificate in Ocean Observing Systems: a New Professional Degree at Texas A&M University, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(36), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS45I-05.

Guinasso, N. L., Bender, L. C., Walpert, J. N., Lee, L. L., Campbell, L., Hetland, R. D., Howard, M. K., Martin, R. D., (2005). Texas Automated Buoy System 1995-2005 and Beyond, Eos. Trans. AGU, 86(18), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract OS32A-05.

Norman L. Guinasso, Jr. and Ann E Jochens, Deep Water Oxygen Chemistry in the Campeche Knolls, Mexican-German-US Worshop on Marine Science in the Gulf of Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) March 16-18, 2005.

Roger Sassen and Norman L. Guinasso, Jr.,Occurance of Gas Hydrate Mississippi Canyon (MC)118., Worshop on Gas Hydrate Research, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, February 22, 2005.

S.F. DiMarco, A.E. Jochens, N.L. Guinasso, Jr. and M.K. Howard, 2004. Vertical Structure of Currents in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico from shipboard ADCP observations. AGU Ocean Sciences 2004, Portland, OR, 25-30 January 2004. INVITED TALK Eos, Trans. AGU, 84(52), Ocean Sciences Meeting Supplement, Abstract OS31F-02, OS76.

S. F. DiMarco, R. Hetland, P. Chapman, G. Rowe, N. L. Guinasso, Jr., 2004. Investigating the mechanisms controlling hypoxia on the Louisiana shelf using a coupled physical-biological model., 2004. Seventh International Marine Environment Modelling Seminar (IMEMS), Washington D.C. 19-22 October 2004.

Norman L. Guinasso Jr., Leslie C. Bender, Lisa Campbell, and John Walpert, Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS), The Next Generation of Biological and Chemical Sensors in the Ocean Workshop, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, July 13-16, 2003 (Poster).

Norman L. Guinasso Jr., Robert Hetland, Leslie C. Bender, Lisa Campbell, and John Walpert, Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS). Ocean Research Interactive Observatory Networks (ORION) Workshop, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 4-7, 2004 (Poster)

Building an Offshore Ocean Observing System for Texas, the Texas Automated Buoy System, 1995-2003. Norman L. Guinasso, Jr. Prince William Sound Nowcast Forecast Workshop, Monday, June 16, 2003 Millennium Hotel Anchorage Alaska (Invited Presentation).

S. F. DiMarco, O. Wang, N. L. Guinasso, Jr., and J. Walpert, 2003. Upper Ocean Currents of the Gulf of Mexico from 38- and 150-kHz Shipboard ADCP, Oceanology International Americas (The Oceanography Society), June 4-6, 2003. New Orleans, LA. (poster).

L. C. Bender, III, S. F. DiMarco, N. L. Guinasso, Jr., J. Walpert, and L. L. Lee, III, 2002. "Current Observations Offshore of Pearl Harbor During the Ehime Maru Recovery Operations", EOS, Transactions, AGU, 83(4), OS246.

Norman L. Guinasso, Jr., M.Sc. Marcelino Hernández , M. K. Howard, Steven DiMarco, Ou Wang, F. J. Kelly, Alberto Vázquez de la Cerda, L. L. Lee, J. N. Walpert, Georgina Díaz, and Ãngel Acanda Reyes, Hydrographic and ocean current measurements in the Cayman Sea, October 1999. MARCUBA2000, Habana, Cuba, 4-8 December, 2000.

Norman L. Guinasso, Jr., Augmentation of the Texas Automated Buoy System, a Texas Ocean Observing System NSF Science and Technology Center Observing Systems Workshop, St. Petersburg, FL, March 12, 2001.

Norman L. Guinasso, Jr. and Ian R. MacDonald, Texas A&M Experience with Laser Line Scan Systems on NR-1, NMFS Workshop on Laser Line Scan Imagery, Santa Cruz, CA, March 3, 2001

Schaudt, K. J., G. Z. Forristall, C. K Cooper, L. H. Kantha, R. Leben, J. K. Choi, P. Black, E. Uniforn, N. L Guinasso, Jr., J. N. Walpert, F. J. Kelly, S. F. DiMarco, O. Wang, S. Anderson,P. Coholan. 2001. A look at Currents in the Gulf of Mexico in 1999-2000. 2001 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston TX. April 30, 2001 - May 3, 2001.

Buthman, D., I.R. MacDonald, M. Peccini, W.W. Sager, and N.L. Guinasso. 1999. Episodic high temperatures and hydrocarbon seepage from a mud volcano. EOS Supplement. 80 (49). OS244.

Guinasso, N.L., I.R. MacDonald, M. Peccini, and L.L. Lee. 1999. Near-bottom physical oceanographic measurements near oil-seep sites on the Gulf of Mexico slope and their relationship to hydrate stability. EOS Supplement. 80 (49). OS242.

MacDonald, I.R., W.W. Sager, N.L. Guinasso, and E. Powell. 1999. Evidence of long-term fluctuation in fluid expulsion at hydrocarbon seeps. EOS Supplement. 80 (49). OS242.

MacDonald, I.R. W. W. Sager, N. L. Guinasso, Jr. Distinct seafloor environments caused by rapid gas flux on the Gulf of Mexico slope. Proceedings, Limnology and Oceanography: Navigating into the Next Century, American Society of Limnologists and Oceanographers, Santa Fe, NM 1-5 February 1999, p113.

MacDonald, I.R. W.W. Sager, N.L. Guinasso, Jr. (extended abstract), Gas in Continental Slope Sediments, northern Gulf of Mexico: Examples from two distinct seafloor Environments Proceedings, International Conference on Gas in Marine Sediments, 7-11 September, 1998, Bologna, Italy.

MacDonald I.R., F.J. Kelly, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., W.W. Schroeder. Deep Ocean Sea Fans (Gorgonacea: Callogorgia sp.) Choose their Location and Orientation to Optimize for Persistent Flow. Eos 77(3): O95 (1996)

MacDonald, I.R., N.L. Guinasso Jr., R. Venkataramaiah, J. Myers, J. Amos, E.K. Biegert, R. Engelhardt, C. Giammona. High Altitude Reconnaissance of Natural Oil Seeps, Northern Gulf of Mexico (poster). First International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference and Exhibition, Strasbourg, France 11-15 September 1994.

Guinasso Jr., N.L., I.R. MacDonald, J.M. Brooks, R. Sassen, K.T. Scott, Seafloor gas hydrates: a video documenting oceanographic influences on their formation and dissociation. 1994 Ocean Sciences Meeting AGU/ASLO (poster) EOS Vol. 75(3 suppl..) p. 175 (1994)

MacDonald I.R., D.A. Wiesenburg, N.L. Guinasso Jr., W.W. Schroeder. Warm brine in the Gulf of Mexico: A CTD profile of Brine Pool NR-1. AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting January 1992 (poster).

MacDonald, I.R., N.L. Guinasso, Jr., W.W. Schroeder, and J.M. Brooks. Biological Indicators of Seafloor Seepage: Northern Gulf of Mexico Continental Slope (poster). International Conference on Fluids in Subduction Zones, 5-6 November 1990, Paris (Poster).

MacDonald, I.R., N.L. Guinasso, Jr., J.M. Brooks, W.A. Bryant, T.J. Bright, R.S. Carney, and J.F. Reilly. Methanotrophic mussels at Brine Pool NR-1, a brine-filled pockmark in the northern Gulf of Mexico (poster). Vancouver '90 GAC-MAC Joint Annual Meeting, May 10-18, 1990.

Brooks, J.M., I.R. MacDonald, R.A. Burke, JR., N.L. Guinasso, Jr., S.J. McDonald, D.L. Wilkinson, and J.F. Reilly. A Gulf of Mexico mid-slope brine pool and an associated chemosynthetic community (oral). AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana February 12-16, 1990.

Brooks, J.M., M.C. Kennicutt II, I.R. MacDonald, D.L. Wilkinson, N.L. Guinasso Jr and R.R. Bidigare. Gulf of Mexico hydrocarbon seep communities: IV Descriptions of known chemosynthetic communities. Offshore Technology Conference paper no. 5653 (1989).

Sassen, R., J. M. Brooks, I.R. MacDonald, M.C. Kennicutt II, and N. L. Guinasso, Jr. 1993. Association of Oil Seeps and Chemosynthetic Communities with Oil Discoveries, Upper Continental Slope, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies and Gulf Coast SEPM Meeting. October 22, 1993 (Abstract) AAPG Bulletin 77m 1559-1993.

Natural Oil Slicks in the Gulf of Mexico are Visible from Space, National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Azerbaijan, Baku, May 13, 1993.

Estimation of Natural Seep Rates in Green Canyon, Gulf of Mexico, Oceanography Department Seminar, Texas A&M University, College Station, April 26, 1993.

Remote Sensing Estimates for Rates of Natural Oil Seepage in the Gulf of Mexico, International Symposium Operational and remote Sensing, April 19-23m 1993. Enchede, The Netherlands, N. L. Guinasso, Jr., I.R. MacDonald, S.G. Ackleson, J.J. Ramos, R. Duckworth, R. Sassen, J.M. Brooks, C.P. Giammona, and F.R. Engelhardt.

Direct observations of an anoxic basin: DSV Alvin dives into ORCA Basin. Wiesenburg, D.A., N.L. Guinasso, Jr., I.R. MacDonald, J.M Brooks and T.J. Bright. 1992. Ocean Sciences Meeting, American Geophysical Union, New Orleans, LA. January 1992, EOS: 72; 53.

Sea Beam Bathymetry of the Orca Basin: Observations from High Resolutions Mapping. AGU 1991 Fall Meeting. EOS 72: 456, 1991. Wiesenburg, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., and W.W. Sager.

Application of a Multi-Layer Fine Difference Model to the interpretation of 210Pb 239, 40Pu Profiles in Abyssal Atlantic and Caribbean Sediments. AGU 1988 Fall Meeting, EOS 69: 1233, 1988. K. H. Cole, D. J. Murphy and N. L Guinasso, Jr.

Modelling Biological Mixing Effects on Abyssal 210PB and 239m 240PB Profiles by a Finite Difference Method (poster). Fall AGU Fall 1988 Meeting, EOS 69:1243,1988. D.J. Murphy, K. H. Cole and N.L. Guinasso, Jr.

Alvin Dive 2203 Reveals that Brine Flows from 26° 56'N, 91°16'W down into the Orca Basin. AGU 1990 Fall Meeting. EOS 71: 1373-1374, 1990, N. L. Guinasso, Jr. and D.A. Wiesenburg.Abstract

New Methods for the Determination of Ra-228 in the Ocean, AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA., Jan. 1986, EOS 66: 1325, 1986, J.C. Orr, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., and D. R. Schink.

Radionuclide Bioturbation Rates at Three Sites in the Caribbean Sea, American Geophysical Union Meeting, New Orleans, La., Jan. 1984. EOS, 64: 1086, 1983, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., D.R. Schink, J.W. Johnson, Wen Quan Li, K.P. Cole and M.D. Richardson.

Excess Radon in Shelf Water: A Tracer for Rapid Offshore Migration, American Geophysical Union Meeting, New Orleans, La., Jan. 1984. EOS, 64: 1073, 1983, J.C. Orr. N.L. Guinasso, Jr., and D.R. Schink.

Hydrogen, Carbon Monoxide, Nutrients and in vivo Fluorescence in Surface Waters of the Gulf of Mexico, American Geophysical Union Meeting, New Orleans, La., Jan. 1684 EOS, 64: 1064, 1993, S.T. Sweet, P.J. Setser, S. M. Schauffler, N.L. Guinasso, Jr. and D.R. Schink.

Measurements on the Upper 100 m of a Warm Core Ring Using a Towed Pumping System for Continuous Underway Sampling, American Chemical Society Meeting, Seattle, WA, March 1983, D. R. Schink, P.J. Setser, and N.L. Guinasso, Jr.

Randon-222 and Radium-226 in Warm Core Rings, American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 1982 EOS, 63: 665, 1982, J.C. Orr, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., and D. R. Schink.

Diurnal Variations of Dissolved H2 and CO Concentrations in the Controlled Marine Ecosystem, American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 1682, EOS, 64; 990,1982, S. M. Schauffler, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., and D. R. Schink.

Thermal Structure and Heat Flow in the Orca Basin, Northern Gulf of Mexico, American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 1982 EOS, 63:108, 1982. D. A. Wiesenburg and N. L. Guinasso, Jr.

Distribution of Nitrite, Ammonium, Chlorophyll-a and in vivo Fluorescence in the Western Gulf of Mexico, American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 1982 EOS, 63: 89, 1982, S.T. Sweet and N.L. Guinasso, Jr.

Continuous Underway Measurements of H2 and CO in Surface Waters off Southern California, American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 1981 EOS, 62: 894, 1981, P.J. Setser, J.L. Bullister, E.C. Frank, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., and D. R. Schink.

Molecular Hydrogen and Carbon Monoxide in the Central Pacific, American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 1979 EOS, 60: 845, 1979, J. L. Bullister and N.L. Guinasso, Jr.

The Role of Aragonite Particle Flux in Deepening the Calcite Lysocline, 17th General Assembly-IUGG (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics) Canberra, Australia, Dec. 1979, D. R. Schink and N. L. Guinasso, Jr.

Measurements of CO, CH4 and Rn in Surface Waters of the Saanich Inlet, American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 1978 EOS, 59: 1097, 1978, J.L. Bullister, J. H. Stockwell, N.L Guinasso, Jr., and D. R. Schink.

Use of 14C and Pu Measurement sin Combination of Estimate Mixing Functions for Abyssal Marine Sediments, American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 1978 EOS, 59: 1117, 1978, J.W. Johnson, T. Carlson, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., and D.R. Schink.

Abyssal Processes, Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Oceanography, New Hampton, N.H., July-Aug. 1978.

Biological Mixing Rates in the Atlantic Abyssal Sediments Using Plutonium as a Tracer, ASLO (American Society of Limnology and Oceanography) Meeting, Victoria British Columbia, June 1978, J. W. Johnson, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., and D.R. Schink.

Diagenetic Processes Affecting the Distribution and Fluxes of Radium in Abyssal Sediments, American Geophysical Union Meeting, Miami, Florida, April 1978 EOS 59: 300, 1978, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., R.M. Key, J.W. Johnson, and D.R. Schink.

Possible Role of Aragonite in Separating the Calcite Lysocline from the Depth of Calcite Saturation, American Geophysical Union Meeting, Miami, Florida, April 1978 EOS, 59: 4ll, 1978, D. R. Schink, and N.L. Guinasso, Jr.

Continuous Temperature Profile in the Orca Basin, American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 1977 EOS, 58: ll76, 1977, N. L. Guinasso, Jr.

Radium-Radon Profiles Over the Brine Interface at the Orca Basin, American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 1977 EOS, 58; 1175, 1977, R.M Key and N.L Guinasso, Jr.

Non-Remote Satellite Sensing of Sea Surface Temperature in the North Pacific 1976-1977, American Geophysical Union Meeting, Washington, D.C., June 1977 EOS, 58: 400, 1977, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., A.D. Kirwan and G. McNally.

The Release of Radon from Marine Sediments, American Geophysical Union Meeting, Washington, D.C., Jun 1977, EOS, 58: 421, 1977, R.M. Key, N.L. Guinasso, Jr. and D.R. Schink.

Redistribution of Dissolved Plus Adsorbed Material in Abyssal Marine Sediments Undergoing Biological Mixing, American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 1976, EOS, 57: 939, 1976, D.R. Schink and N.L. Guinasso, Jr.

Frequency Response of the Geologic Record in Abyssal Sediments, Geological Society of America, 1976 Annual Meeting, Denver Colorado, Nov., 1976, Abstracts with Programs, 8, 895-896, 1976, N.L. Guinasso, Jr. and D.R. Schink.

Modelling Dissolution of Biogenic Test at the Sea Floor, American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 1976, EOS, 58:307,1977, N.L. Guinasso, Jr.

Modelling Dissolution of Biogenic Tests at the Sea Floor, Joint Oceanographic Assembly, Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept. 1976, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., K.A Fanning, and D. R. Schink.

Diffusion Models of Biological Mixing in Abyssal Sediments as Linear Filters, American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 1975, EOS, 57:150m 1976, N.L. Guinasso, Jr.

The Use of Chemical Tracers in the International Southern Ocean Studies Program ISOS Scientific Advisory Council Meeting, Corvallis, Oregon, Sept. 1975, N.L. Guinasso, Jr.

Chemical-Acoustic Model of Methane Bubbles Rising from a Marine Gas Seep, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Symposium on Organic Geochemistry of Natural Gas, Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 1975, Abstracts with Programs, 7, 1093-1094, 1975, N. L. Guinasso, Jr. and D.R. Schink.

Tracers to Evaluate Mixing Rates in Abyssal Sediments-Theoretical Considerations, American Geophysical Union Meeting, Fall. 1974, San Francisco, California, EOS, 55, 1138m 1974, N. L. Guinasso, Jr. and D.R. Schink.

Physical and Biological Processes Affecting the Flux of Silica from the Sea Floor, American Geophysical Union Meeting, Fall, 1974, EOS, 55, 1139, 1974, D.R. Schink, N.L. Guinasso, Jr. and D.R. Schink.

Quantitative Evaluation of Bioturbation Rates in Deep Sea Sediment, American Geophysical Union Meeting, spring, 1973, Washington, D.C. Eos, 54, 337, 1973, N.L. Guinasso, Jr. and D.R. Schink.

Hydrocarbons Under the Sea-A New Survey Technique, Offshore Technology Conference, Paper 1339, April 1971, Houston, Texas. D.R. Schink, N. L. Guinasso, Jr., J.J. Sigalove, and N. Cima.

The Effects of Vertical Mixing and Surface Outgassing on the Rn-222 Concentration Profile in the Surface Waters of the Sea. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, June 1968, Logan, Utah, N.L. Guinasso, Jr., D.R. Schink, and R.L. Charnell.


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Norman L. Guinasso, Jr.
Brief Narrative Vita


Dr. Norman L. Guinasso, Jr. has been engaged in the study of the oceans for more than 40 years, He is an author of over 60 scientific papers and numerous reports in the fields of marine chemistry, marine geology, and physical oceanography. He holds B.A. Degrees in Mathematics and Physics from San Jose State College and M. S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Oceanography from Texas A&M University.

He is Research Professor in the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University and is Deputy Director for Ocean Sciences of the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG). He served as Director of GERG 2004 to 2010.

He has served as senior scientist or chief scientist on more than 50 cruises to the American Mediterranean, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and the European Mediterranean Sea. On these cruises, he has directed coring operations, hydrographic data collection, and continuous underway data collection with towed pumping systems and other continuously deployed sampling systems.

He participated in the National Science Foundation Warm Core Ring Program as Co-Principal Investigator of a project that used radon as a tracer of shelf-slope mixing. As Co-Principal Investigator of a series of NSF-sponsored projects concerned with sediment-seawater interaction, he developed mathematical models of biota-sediment interaction that produced the first quantitative estimates of bioturbation rates in abyssal sediments.

He served as Project Scientist during the planning phase of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment. He was Data Manager for the MMS Flower Garden Monitoring Program in the Gulf of Mexico. He has led several cruises aboard the Navy Submarine NR-1, participated in a series of submersible dives in the Johnson Sea Link, and has made one dive aboard the ALVIN to deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Since 1994 he has served as Program Manager at Texas A&M for the Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS). TABS is a network of moored current meters that measure water temperatures and surface currents along the Texas coast. Data from the system are collected by cellular telephones and reported in real time to the Texas state government and to the public over the Internet. This data can be viewed at http://tabs.tamu.edu/Tglo/ as can data products from the TABS oceanographic modelling program and various NOAA and U. S. Navy Gulf of Mexico ocean data products.

Guinasso has served a Principal Investigator in several large Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service (MMS) programs. Guinasso served as Principal Investigator for Data Management for the MMS-sponsored Louisiana-Texas Shelf Oceanography Study, the LATEX A program. He was Co-Principal Investigator for the MMS-sponsored Northeastern Gulf of Mexico Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Program. He is Principal Investigator for physical oceanography in the MMS-sponsored Stability and Change in Gulf of Mexico Chemosynthetic Communities and Principal Investigator for physical oceanographic data collection in the MMS-sponsored Deepwater Program: Northern Gulf of Mexico Continental Slope Habitats and Benthic Ecology. As Principal Investigator for the cruise operations associated with MMS-sponsored Northeast Gulf of Mexico Physical and Chemical Oceanography Program, he served as Chief Scientist on nine survey cruises to the waters out to 1000m depth between the Mississippi Delta and Tampa, Florida.

Guinasso led cruises sponsored by the ONR National Ocean Partnership Program to the deepwater Gulf of Mexico in 1998 and the Cayman Sea in 1999. For the Cayman Sea cruise he secured permissions from that Cuban government to enter Cuban waters and facilitated Cuban participation in the cruise and subsequent data analysis. In 2000 he received funding from the U. S. Navy to operate two TABS buoys in Mississippi sound as part of the Northern Gulf Littoral Initiative Program and funding from a consortium of oil companies for funding the operation of TABS buoys at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. In 2001 he received funding from the Naval Oceanographic Office to operate two buoys located south of Honolulu, Hawaii in support of the Ehime Maru recovery operations. He has worked since 2002 with Dr. Lisa Campbell of the Texas A&M Department of Oceanography on a project to operate an underwater flow cytometer on a buoy to monitor Karenia brevis in the Gulf of Mexico.

He has been a Co-Principal Investigator since 2003 with Dr. Steve DiMarco, on the NOAA program Mechanisms Controlling Hypoxia on the Louisiana Shelf, to examine hypoxia along the coasts of Lousiana and Texas. Since 2003 he has worked with Dr. Stephan Howden at University of Southern Mississippi to develop advanced data buoys for the Central Gulf Ocean Observing System.

Starting in 2008 he has worked as Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Les Bender and Mr. John Walpert on develpment of small responder buoy that could quickly deployed near an oil spill to collect real-time data to aid oil recovery operations.
Recent Current and Pending Research Projects

Home address: Norman L. Guinasso, Jr., 713 Willow Loop, College Station, TX 77845. Work telephone: 979 862-2323(ext.114), fax 979-862-1347.

Photo by Linda Guinasso, Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park. August 2002.

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