Sarah A. Green

Sarah A. Green

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Professor, Chemistry

  • BA, Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1983
  • PhD, MIT/WHOI Joing Program in Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

Biography

Origin and fate of DOC in terrestrial, lake, and marine environments; methods for detection of free radicals, photochemical transformations of natural and anthropogenic organic compounds in the environment; oxidative degradation reactions; response of aquatic systems to climate change; effects of electrostatic charge and ionic strength on fast reaction kinetics; behavior of metal contaminated sediments in the Lake Superior basin; fluorescence-based analytical methods; integration of biological, geological, physical, and chemical data for understanding global cycles.

Research Interests

  • Origin and fate of DOC in terrestrial, lake, and marine environments
  • Methods for detection of free radicals, photochemical transformations of natural and anthropogenic organic compounds in the environment
  • Oxidative degradation reactions
  • Response of aquatic systems to climate change
  • Effects of electrostatic charge and ionic strength on fast reaction kinetics
  • Behavior of metal-contaminated sediments in the Lake Superior basin
  • Fluorescence-based analytical methods

Recent Publications

  • Kerfoot, W. C., Yousef, F., Green, S. A., Regis, R., Shuchman, R., Brooks, C. N., Sayers, M., et al. (2012). Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and multispectral studies of disturbed Lake Superior coastal environments. Limnology And Oceanography, 57(3), 749–771. doi:10.4319/lo.2012.57.3.0749.
  • Zhu, S., Zhang, J., Vegesna, G., Luo, F.-T., Green, S. A., & Liu, H. (2011). Highly water-soluble neutral BODIPY dyes with controllable fluorescence quantum yields. Organic letters, 13(3), 438–441. doi:10.1021/ol102758z.
  • Kerfoot, W. C., F. Yousef, S. A. Green, J. W. Budd, D. J. Schwab, and H. A. Vanderploeg (2010), Approaching storm: Disappearing winter bloom in Lake Michigan, Journal of Great Lakes Research, 36, 30-41.
  • Qiu, R., S. A. Green, R. E. Honrath, M. C. Peterson, Y. Lu, and M. Dziobak (2002), Measurements of JNO3- in Snow by Nitrate-Based Actinometry, Atmospheric Environment, 36, 2563-2571.
  • Jia, M., Tang, Y., Lam, Y-F., Green, S. A., & Blough, N. V. (2009). Prefluorescent nitroxide probe for the highly sensitive determination of peroxyl and other radical oxidants. Analytical Chemistry, 81(19), 8033–8040. doi:10.1021/ac901374m.
  • Donuru, V. R., G. K. Vegesna, S. Velayudham, S. Green, and H. Y. Liu (2009), Synthesis and Optical Properties of Red and Deep-Red Emissive Polymeric and Copolymeric BODIPY Dyes, Chemistry of Materials, 21(10), 2130-2138.
  • Kerfoot, W. C., J. W. Budd, S. A. Green, J. B. Cotner, B. Biddanda, D. J. Schwab, and H. A. Varderploeg (2008), Doughnut in the desert: a late winter production pulse in Southern Lake Michigan, Limnology and Oceanography, 53(2), 589–604.
  • Ma, X., and S. A. Green (2008), Fractionation and Spectroscopic Properties of Fulvic Acid and Its Extract, Chemosphere, 72, 1425-1434.
  • Urban, N. R., M. T. Auer, S. A. Green, X. Lu, D. S. Apul, K. D. Powell, and L. Bub (2005), Carbon cycling in Lake Superior, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 110(C6).
  • Li, H. Y., J. W. Budd, and S. Green (2004), Evaluation and regional optimization of bio-optical algorithms for central Lake Superior, Journal of Great Lakes Research, 30, 443-458.
  • Ma, X. D., and S. A. Green (2004), Photochemical transformation of dissolved organic carbon in Lake Superior - An in-situ experiment, Journal of Great Lakes Research, 30, 97-112.
  • Cory, R. M., S. A. Green, and K. S. Pregitzer (2004), Dissolved Organic Matter Concentration and Composition in the Forests and Streams of Olympic National Park, WA., Biogeochemistry, 67, 269-288.
  • Chen, Z., C. H. Xue, W. Shi, F. T. Luo, S. Green, J. Chen, and H. Y. Liu (2004), Selective and sensitive fluorescent sensors for metal ions based on manipulation of side-chain compositions of poly(p-phenyleneethynylene)s, Analytical Chemistry, 76, 6513-6518.
  • Green, S. A., and B. J. Eadie (2004), Introduction to special section: Transport and transformation of biogeochemically important materials in coastal waters, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 109.

Presentations

  • Green, Sarah A., Ralph, Elise, Cates, Angela, and Bud, Judy, "Lake Superior Science from the Ranger III." Presented at:Lake Superior Parks Research Conference, Houghton. (2001)
  • Warrington, D.S., Budd, J.W., Stumpf, R.P., and Green, S.A., "Satellite-derived chlorophyll and turbidity estimates using SeaWiFS (Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor) Imagery." Presented at:43RD Annual IAGLR Conference Great Lakes, Cornwall, Ontario. (2000)
  • Qiu, Ruiqing, Green, Sarah A., Honrath, Richard E., Peterson, Matthew C., Lu, Yanyan, and Dziobak, Mike, "Measurement of JNO3 in Snow by Nitrate-Based Chemical Actinometry." American Geophysical Union, San Francisco. (2000)
  • Green, S., Vodacek, A., Ma, X., and Wells-Budd, J., "The optical environment of Lake Superior." Presented at:American Chemical Society, Pacific Rim, Honolulu. (2000)
  • Pishko, Adrian L. and Green, Sarah A., "Chemiluminescent Determination of Photochemically Generated Cu(I) in Natural Waters." Presented at:American Chemical Society, Pacific Rim, Honolulu. (2000)
  • Flicker, Thomas Marn. (2000) Detection of carbon-centered free radicals from post-combustion gases. PhD, MTU.
  • Green, Sarah A. and Vodacek, Anthony, "KITES: gradients in light absorbing and scattering materials associated with the thermal bar and Keweenaw Current in Lake Superior." Presented at:American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Santa Fe. (1999)