Hi, I’m Claire Nelson and I am a scientist studying Earth’s carbon cycle through the lens of geochemistry. My research is specifically focused on studying basalt weathering in Iceland through field-based studies.
As a PhD candidate at Northwestern University, I use specialized geochemical tools to quantify sequestration rates of atmospheric carbon dioxide through natural processes happening in Icelandic rivers. This website is designed to educate you on the following:
What is basalt weathering and what does it have to do with the carbon cycle?
Why rivers in Iceland?