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Details of Dr. William C. Burnett   


Gender male
Job title Chemical Oceanography
Florida State University, Department of Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric Science (
OSB 415, P.O. Box 3064320, 105 N. Woodward Ave. Tallahassee 32306-4320
Regions Sea of Azov
Nationality United States
Tel [1] (850) 566-8743
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Degree Ph.D.,University of Hawaii
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Chemical Oceanography , Chemical Oceanography
Research Activities (1) applications of naturally-occurring uranium and thorium decay-series isotopes to marine geochemical problems; (2) investigations of the discharge of groundwater into the coastal zone; (3) environmental radioactivity; and (4) study of the distribution, origin, and geochemistry of offshore minerals. My research usually involves a combined field and laboratory approach. State-of-the-art equipment and procedures are used in our research to the greatest extent possible.
Skills/Expertise radiochemistry, geochemistry, groundwater-seawater interactions, submarine groundwater discharge (SGD)
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. William BURNETT)

Burnett, W.C., R.N. Peterson, S. Chanyotha, G. Wattayakorn, B. Ryan, 2013. Using high-resolution in-situ radon measurements to determine groundwater discharge at a remote location: Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, DOI 10.1007/s10967-012-1914-8.
Burnett, W.C. and N. Dimova, 2011. A model to assess groundwater inflows to lakes via a Rn-222 mass balance. Springer Volume on the ?Dilemma of Boundaries,? 56, 486-494.
Burnett, W.C., R.N. Peterson, I.R. Santos, R.W. Hicks, 2010. Use of automated radon measurements for rapid assessment of groundwater flow into Florida streams. Journal of Hydrology, 380, 298-304.
Burnett, W.C., S. Chanyotha, G. Wattayakorn, M. Taniguchi, Y. Umezawa, and T. Ishitobi, 2009. Groundwater as a pathway of nutrient contamination in Bangkok, Thailand. Science of the Total Environment, 407, 3198-3207.
Burnett W.C., R.N. Peterson, M. Taniguchi, G. Wattayakorn, S. Chanyotha, and F. Siringan, 2009. Importance of groundwater discharge in developing urban centers of Southeast Asia. In: ?From Headwaters to the Ocean: Hydrological Change and Watershed Management,? (eds. M. Taniguchi, Y. Fukushima, W.C. Burnett, M. Haigh and Y. Umezawa), Taylor & Francis, London, 289-294.
Burnett, W.C., R. Peterson, W.S. Moore, and J. de Oliveira, 2008. Radon and radium isotopes as tracers of submarine groundwater discharge ? results from the Ubatuba, Brazil SGD assessment intercomparison. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 76, 501-511.
Burnett, W.C., I. Santos, Y. Weinstein, P.W. Swarzenski, and B. Herut, 2007. Remaining uncertainties in the use of Rn-222 as a quantitative tracer of submarine groundwater discharge. International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) Publ. 312, ?A New Focus on Groundwater-Seawater Interactions,? (ed. W. Sanford, C. Langevin, M. Polemio, and P. Povinec), 109-118.
Burnett, W.C., P.K. Aggarwal, H. Bokuniewicz, J.E. Cable, M.A. Charette, E. Kontar, S. Krupa, K.M. Kulkarni, A. Loveless, W.S. Moore, J.A. Oberdorfer, J. Oliveira, N. Ozyurt, P. Povinec, A.M.G. Privitera, R. Rajar, R.T. Ramessur, J. Scholten, T. Stieglitz, M. Taniguchi, J.V. Turner, 2006. Quantifying submarine groundwater discharge in the coastal zone via multiple methods. Science of the Total Environment, 367, 498-543.
Burnett, W.C., G. Wattayakorn, M. Taniguchi, H. Dulaiova, P. Sojisuporn, S. Rungsupa, and T. Ishitobi, 2007. Groundwater-derived nutrient inputs to the Upper Gulf of Thailand. Continental Shelf Research, 27(2), 176-190.

Created: 2000-03-30 Last Updated: 2016-07-02 by William BURNETT