Two presentations in the Ocean Sciences Section were named Outstanding Student Papers at AGU's Spring Meeting in Baltimore, Md.
Walter Borowski, who presented “Gas Hydrates, Methane Inventory, and Sulfate Profiles: Predicting Methane Flux and Gas Hydrate Occurrence From Sulfate Profiles in Piston Cores,” is a doctoral student in geology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill working with Charles K. Paull. Borowski earned undergraduate degrees at Case Western Reserve University in geology and biology, and an MS in geology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. For nine years, he worked as an exploration and production geologist at ARCO Oil and Gas Company. Now his research investigates the effects of gas hydrates on the chemical signatures of pore waters within the continental rise of sediments of the southeastern United States. He will sail as an inorganic geochemist on ODP Leg 164 (Gas Hydrates) later this year.