Preface to Owen P. Bricker III Special Issue of Aquatic Geochemistry: Understanding Thermodynamic Relationships and Geochemical Mass Balances from Catchment to Coast: A Tribute to the Life and Career of Owen P. Bricker III

Product Type: 

Journal Article

Year: 

2014

Author(s): 

Bricker, S.B., F.T. Mackenzie, J.S. Baron, and J.R. Price

Suggested Citation: 

Bricker, S.B., F.T. Mackenzie, J.S. Baron, and J.R. Price. 2014. Preface to Owen P. Bricker III Special Issue of Aquatic Geochemistry: Understanding Thermodynamic Relationships and Geochemical Mass Balances from Catchment to Coast: A Tribute to the Life and Career of Owen P. Bricker III. Aquatic Geochemistry. 20(2-3): 81-86.

This special volume of aquatic geochemistry is dedicated to the memory of Owen Peterson Bricker III (1936–2011) and serves as a tribute to his life and career. Owen had a distinguished and productive research career in both academics at Johns Hopkins University (Fig. 1) and as a public servant with the Maryland Geological Survey, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the US Geological Survey. He was a pioneer and leader in aqueous geochemistry, who applied a study approach that quantified mineral weathering reactions and equilibrium thermodynamic relations to better understand the chemical evolution of stream water in small watersheds. He will be especially remembered for his efforts to establish rigorous field studies in small catchments around the United States as a means of quantifying the sources of acid-neutralizing capacity that affect the chemical status and biological health of natural waters.

      

Jill Baron
Jill Baron