Carl G Johnson

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Concentrations and isotopic compositions of ethane and propane in cold, deeply buried sediments from the southeastern Pacific are best explained by microbial production of these gases in situ. Reduction of acetate to ethane provides one feasible mechanism. Propane is enriched in (13)C relative to ethane. The amount is consistent with derivation of the third(More)
Linear alkylbenzenes (LABS), coprostanol and epi-coprostanol, were detected in sediment trap and bottom sediment samples at the Deep Water Dump Site 106 located 185 km off the coast of New Jersey, in water depths from 2400 to 2900 m. These findings clearly indicate that organic pollutants derived from dumped sludge are transported through the water column(More)
The chemical dynamics of marine dissolved organic nitrogen (DON), a reservoir featuring surface accumulations even in areas where nitrogen limits productivity, have yet to be resolved. We exploited differences in the acid lability of amide bonds within high-molecular-weight (HMW) DON to show that vertical DON profiles result in part from the presence of two(More)
Two methoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (MeO-PBDEs) were isolated from a True's beaked whale (Mesoplodon mirus) and identified by NMR (1H, 1H-1H and 1H-13C) and high resolution mass spectrometry as 2-(2',4'-dibromophenoxy)-3,5-dibromoanisole (6-MeO-BDE47) and 2-(2',4'-dibromophenoxy)-4,6-dibromoanisole (2'-MeO-BDE68). Previously the structures of(More)
CO(2) is the major known product of solar photolysis of marine dissolved organic matter (DOM). Measuring the rate of this globally significant process is hindered by low rates per unit volume, high background CO(2) in seawater, and ubiquitous contamination. Current methods utilize CO(2)-free seawater matrices, possibly introducing artifacts. Alternatively,(More)
SUMMARY Detailed measurements have been made of the casing boundary layer flow before and after the nozzle blades of a single stage model air turbine. The measurements were made with the natural casing inlet boundary layer and two artificially thickened boundary layers. The results differ considerably from those usually obtained in two dimensional cascades.(More)
Solid-state 13C and 15N NMR spectroscopy, in conjunction with differential scanning calorimetry, wide-angle X-ray diffraction and infrared spectroscopy, were used to characterize a series of nylon 11 and 12 copolymers with mole percentages of nylon 12 monomer of 0, 15, 35, 50, 65, 85, and 100%. Monotonic melting point (Tm) and heat of fusion depressions(More)
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