Alan M. Seltzer

I'm a geoscientist who primarily studies noble gases as quantitative tracers of physical processes in & between the atmosphere, ocean, hydrosphere, and solid earth.

I recently started as an Assistant Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where I am building a lab focused on applying noble gas isotope tracers to study past and present climate. I received my PhD in 2019 from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where I studied dissolved noble gas isotopes in paleogroundwater from Southern California and in seawater from the deep North Pacific as tracers of past hydroclimate change and air-sea gas exchange, respectively.

Collecting Pacific deep water at Station ALOHA in June 2018.