John Marmion Edmond. 27 April 1943 — 10 April 2001

Elderfield, H. and Boyle, E. A. (2008) John Marmion Edmond. 27 April 1943 — 10 April 2001. Royal Society.

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John Edmond was a geochemist the unifying theme of whose research was a quantitative understanding of the processes involved in the transfer of the chemical elements into and out of the oceans; in short, what controls ocean chemistry. He achieved this through oceanographic explorations sampling ocean waters for rare metals and explorations of hot springs on the deep sea floor, rivers from the Amazon to Siberia, and the rift valley lakes of Africa. This accompanied a strong background in chemistry and an almost reverent recognition of the value of data. John challenged established paradigms and pioneered developments in element and isotope systematics as applied to geochemical processes. He will alsobe remembered for his enthusiasm, his insight, his honesty, and his defence of anyone or any group he felt was badly treated

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: 08AREP; IA57;
Subjects: 99 - Other
Divisions: 99 - Other
Journal or Publication Title: Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society (1955-2000)
Volume: 54
Page Range: p. 137
Identification Number: 10.1098/rsbm.2008.0011
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2009 11:10
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 09:54

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