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FUNDED RESEARCH GRANTS

University of Wyoming:

National Science Foundation

  • KWW Sims Collaborative Research: A geochemical study of the nature and evolution of mantle upwelling beneath Ross Island and its relationship to tectonics in the West Antarctica Rift System, Co-pi Phil Kyle, (NSF OPP ANT-1141167 $299,950). 

  • KWW Sims Collaborative Research: Rear-arc magmatism in the Northern Volcanic Zone of the Andes, (NSF EAR 1019545; $109,513).

  • KWW Sims Collaborative RUI: Uranium-Series Constraints on Melting in the Jan Mayen Region (NSF OCE xxxxxxx $113,000-“recommended” in December 2010; this project is in collaboration with my former WHOI PhD student at Bryn Mawr)

  • KWW Sims  Collaborative Research: Rates of Carbonate Formation in the Samail Ophiolite, Oman: Implications of Ultramafic Weathering for the Carbon Cycle (NSF EAR- xxxxxxx $30,000) (this project is in collaboration with WHOI and is funding the research of my WHOI PhD student Eveline Mervine)

  • KWW Sims, Kevin Chamberlain, C Frost “Acquisition of a MC-ICPMS for U of Wyoming”. (NSF-EAR 0960270, $875,000).

Department of Energy

  • J Kasuba, KWW Sims - Measurements of 222Rn, 220Rn, and CO2 emissions in natural CO2 fields in Wyoming: MVA techniques for determining gas transport and caprock integrity. DOE DE-FE0002112 (2010-2013), $299,588

National Geographic Expedition Council  

  •  KWW Sims Timescales of magmatic processes and eruption ages of the Nyiragongo volcanics, (2010; $10,290).

University of Wyoming- National Park Service Research Center

  • K.W.W. Sims  2011. “The use of radiogenic isotopes in understanding residence times, mixing processes, and water-rock interactions in the Yellowstone hydrothermal system.” University of Wyoming - National Park Service Research Station Small Grants Program, $4,500.

  • K.W.W. Sims  2010. “The use of radiogenic isotopes in understanding residence times, mixing processes, and water-rock interactions in the Yellowstone hydrothermal system.” University of Wyoming - National Park Service Research Station Small Grants Program, $5,000.


WHOI

National Science Foundation:

  • KWW Sims. Collaborative Research: A 210Pb paradox? (NSF-EAR 083887800), $145,900 (in collaboration with Mark Reagan)

  • KWW Sims. Collaborative Research: U-series constraints on the ages and petrogenesis of Lau Basin Lavas (NSF OCE-073248000) $76,444 (in collaboration with Charlie Langmuir)

  • K.W.W. Sims and A. Shaw, “Virunga Volcanic SO2 Emissions Research (VISOR) Project” Subcontract with Michigan Tech, MI (in collaboration with Simon Carn)

  • B. Ehrenbrink, S. Hart, K.W.W. Sims, O Rouxel, S. Thorrold – Continued Technician Support for the WHOI ICPMS Facility (NSF EAR-0651366) $89,343.

  • K.W.W. Sims, A. Soule. “ U-series age constraints applied to oceanic crustal genesis at 9-10°N EPR  (NSF-OCE 060383800, $234,163).

  • K.W.W. Sims, “ Collaborative Research: Anatomy of an Overlapping Spreading Center: Geochemical and Geological Study of the EPR 9°03'N OSC (in Collaboration with E. Klien, M. Perfit; NSF-OCE 062705300, $124,083).

  • K.W.W. Sims, B. Ehrenbrink, “Volcanic sources of volatile Platinum Group Elements” (NSF-EAR, 063824101, $270,000).

  • K.W.W. Sims, “Collaborative Research:  Evaluating the Competing Roles of Garnet and Fluid in Controlling U-Th Disequilibria in Lavas of the Aleutian Island Arc (NSF EAR-0610671, $69,974; in collaboration with G. Yogodzinski).

  • K.W.W. Sims, “A slow spreading ridge: 238U and 230Th excesses in Kolbeinsey Ridge basalts (NSF OCE-0422278, $290,687).

  • B. Ehrenbrink, K.W.W. Sims, R. Francois, S. Hart, S. Thorrold - Technician Support for the WHOI ICPMS Facility (NSF EAR0318137) $224,200.

  • K.W.W. Sims Collaborative Research: Timescales of magmatic differentiation and crustal assimilation beneath Iceland: Combined U-series and oxygen isotope studies (NSF EAR-0307123) $34,814, (in collaboration with K. Cooper).

  • K.W.W. Sims and M. Charette  “SGER: Melt Generation and Transport during Basalt Petrogenesis: Constraints from Measurements of 227Ac-231Pa Activity Ratios”, NSF OCE- 0228677, $57,006.

  • K.W.W. Sims, and D.J. Fornari “Spatial and Temporal Variations in Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalt Geochemistry along and across the East Pacific Rise ” NSF OCE-0137325, $179,630.

  • K.W.W. Sims, Collaborative Research: “U-Series Isotopic Constraints on the Rates Of Magma Genesis, Evolution and Degassing At Mt Erebus, Antarctica”, NSF OPP-0126269, $117,582, (in collaboration with P. Kyle).

  • K.W.W. Sims, S.R. Hart and D.J. Fornari “U-Series Analyses of Young Lavas from the East Pacific Rise 9°48'N to 9°52'N: Using Lavas from the 1991 Eruption as a Baseline to Constrain the Nature and Timing of MORB Petrogenesis” NSF OCE-9730967, $180,890.

  • K.W.W. Sims, “Melt Generation and Transport Beneath Hawaii: Characterizing the Zero Age Plume”, NSF EAR-9909473, $148,004.

  • K.W.W. Sims, S.R. Hart, G.E. Ravizza, B. Peucker-Ehrenbrink and M. Kurz  “Acquisition of a MC ICPMS for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Dedicated to the Study of Earth and Ocean Sciences”, NSF OCE-0079733,  $547,011.

  • K.W.W. Sims “ Collaborative Research: U-Series Constraints on Rhyolite Genesis at Medicine Lake Volcano”, NSF EAR-0000886, $41,262, (in collaboration with M. Reagan).

  • K.W.W. Sims “Collaborative Research: A Coupled Geodynamic/Geochemical Study of the Hawaiian Plume”, NSF EAR-0001924, $65,000, (in collaboration with D.J. DePaolo, J. Bryce, M Jull and N. Ribe).

  • K.W.W. Sims, F. Albarede, R. Francois. "U.S. (WHOI) -France (Ecole Normale Superiour) Cooperative Research: The Actinides Proxys of Nutrients and the Tuning of Thermohaline Circulation during the Last Glacial Maximum", NSF INT-9726941, $48,000.

WHOI:

  • K.W.W. Sims, “Dating terrestrial carbonates in the Samail Ophiolite with implications for carbon sequestration.” WHOI Mellon Award, $47,728.

  • M. Tivey and K.W.W. Sims, “Constraining the Age and Evolution of an Axial Volcanic Ridge on the Mid Atlantic Ridge.” Deep Ocean Exploration Institute, $54,294.

  • K.W.W. Sims, Olivier Rouxel “Using Nickel as a New Isotope Tracer of Oceanic Processes” WHOI Mellon Award,  $48,875.

  • K.W.W. Sims and M. Jull  “Investigation of an Exposed Vertical Lava Sequence in a Post-Glacial Shield Volcano in the Northern Rift Zone of Iceland”, WHOI Mellon Award,  $30,000.

  • K.W.W. Sims, and M. Charette  “Melt Generation and Transport during Basalt Petrogenesis: Constraints from Measurements of 227Ac-231Pa Activity Ratios”, WHOI Mellon Award, $29,830.

  • K.W.W. Sims and S.R. Hart, “Mentorship proposal for Acquisition of a MC ICPMS for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Dedicated to the Study of Earth and Ocean Sciences, WHOI”, WHOI Mentorship Grant, $57,567.

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