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Dr. Wafa Abouchami


Research interests

Isotope and Trace Element Geochemistry. Applications in Earth’s mantle-crust studies, biogeochemical ocean cycles, paleoclimate, cosmochemistry.

Selected Publications

  • Abouchami W., Galer S.J.G., de Baar H.J.W., Alderkamp A.C., Middag R., Laan P., Feldmann H., Andreae M.O. Modulation of the Southern ocean cadmium isotope signature by ocean circulation and primary productivity. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 305, 83-91 (2011).
  • Schmitt A.D., Galer S.J.G. and Abouchami, W. Mass-dependent cadmium isotopic variations in nature with emphasis on the marine environment. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 277, 262–272 (2009).
  • Abouchami W., Hofmann A.W., Galer S.J.G., Frey F.A., Eisele J., Feigenson M. Lead isotopes reveal bilateral asymmetry and vertical continuity in the hawaiian mantle plume. Nature 434, 851-856 (2005).
  • Abouchami W. and Zabel M. Climate forcing of the Pb isotope record of terrigenous input into the Equatorial atlantic. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 6715, 1-14 (2003).
  • Eisele J., Abouchami W., Galer S.J.G. and Hofmann A.W. The 320 kyr Pb isotope evolution of Mauna Kea lavas recorded in the hSDP-2 drill core. Geochem. Geophys. Geosys. 4, doi:10.1029/2002GC000339 (2003).
  • Abouchami W., Hofmann A.W. and Galer S.J.G. High precision lead isotope systematics of lavas from the hawaiian Scientific Drilling Project. Chem. Geol. 169, 187-209 (2000).
  • Abouchami W., Galer S.J.G. and Koschinsky A. Pb and Nd isotopes in nE atlantic Fe-Mn crusts: Proxies for trace metal paleosources and paleo-ocean circulation. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 63, 1489-1505 (1999).
  • Abouchami W., S.L. Goldstein, S.J.G. Galer. A. Eisenhauer and A.Mangini Secular changes of Pb and nd in Central Pacific Seawater recorded by a Mn crust. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 61, 3957-3974 (1997).
  • Abouchami W. and Goldstein S.L. A lead isotopic study of Circum-antarctic Mn nodules. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 59, 1809-1820 (1995).
  • Fekiacova Z., Abouchami W., Galer S.J.G., Garcia M. and Hofmann A.W. Origin and temporal evolution of Koolau volcano: inferences from isotope data on the Koolau Scientific Drilling Project (KSDP), the honolulu Volcanics and oDP Site 843. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 261, 65-83. (2007)
  • Abouchami W., Boher M., Michard A. and Albarède F. A major 2.1 Ga event of mafic magmatism in West Africa: an early stage of crustal accretion. J. Geophys. Res. 95, 17.605-17.629 (1990).