7fcde7 square The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, SOEST
Christopher Measures


Department of Oceanography, 
University of Hawai`i at Manoa, 
1000 Pope Road, 
Marine Sciences Building, 
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-8693
Fax: (808) 956-7112

E-mail: chrism@soest.hawaii.edu


Curriculum Vitae


  • BSc 1972 - Chemistry, University of Southampton 
  • MSc 1974 - Oceanography, University of Southampton
  • PhD 1978 - Oceanography, University of Southampton 


Research Interests

  • Trace Element Chemistry
  • Biogeochemical effects of dust depostion to the ocea
  • Elemental Mass Balance


Teaching Activites

  • OCN 201 - Science of the Sea
  • OCN 401 - Biogeochemical cycles
  • OCN 623 - Chemical Oceanography 
  • OCN 633 - Chemical Oceanography Lab Methods 
  • OCN 499, 699, 700, 800 - Directed, Thesis and Dissertation Research 


Ten Selected Publications

  • Hatta, M ., C.I. Measures, K.E. Selph, M. Zhou and W.T. Hiscock, Iron fluxes from the shelf regions near the South Shetland Islands in the Drake Passage during the austral-winter 2006. DSR II 90, 89-101, 2013. DOI 10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.11.003.

    Measures, C.I., M.T. Brown, K.E. Selph, A. Apprill, M. Zhou, M Hatta, and W T  Hiscock. The Influence of Shelf Processes in Delivering Dissolved Iron to the HNLC waters of the Drake Passage, Antarctica, Deep Sea Research II, 90, 77-88, 2013. DOI 10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.11.004

    Anderson, Robert F., Edward Mawji, Gregory A. Cutter, Christopher I. Measures, Catherine Jeandel, GEOTRACES - Changing the Way We Explore Ocean Chemistry. Oceanography, 27, 2014

    Measures, C.I., Hatta, M., Fitzsimmons, J., Morton, P., Dissolved Al in the zonal N Atlantic section of the US GEOTRACES 2010/2011 cruises. Deep-Sea Res. II, 2015, 116, 176-186. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.07.006.

    Hatta, M., Measures, C.I., Wu, J., Fitzsimmons, J., Sedwick, P., Morton, P. Overview: Dissolved Fe and Mn concentrations in the North Atlantic Ocean during GEOTRACES 2010/2011 cruises. Deep-Sea Res. II, 2015, 116, 117-129. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.07.005.

    Grand, Maxime M.,  Christopher I. Measures, Mariko Hatta, William T. Hiscock, William M. Landing, Peter L. Morton, Clifton S. Buck, Pamela M. Barret and Joseph A. Resing.  Dissolved Fe and Al in the upper 1000m of the eastern Indian Ocean: high-resolution data from the Antarctic margin to the Bay of Bengal, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 10.1002/2014GB004920, 2015.

    Smith, D.K, J.Alberts, A. DeSilva and C. Measures.  A University-Government partnership for oceanographic research, EOS, 96, doi:10.1029/2015/EO032569, 2015.

    Grand , Maxime, M. Petr Chocholous, Jarda Ruzicka , Petr Solich and Christopher I. Measures Determination of trace zinc in seawater by coupling solid phase extraction and fluorescence detection in the Lab-On-Valve, Analytica Chimica Acta, 2016, 923, 45-54.

    Hatta, Mariko,  C. I. Measures, P. J. Lam, D. C. Ohnemus, Maureen E. Auro, M. M. Grand, K. E. Selph, The relative roles of Modified Circumpolar Deep Water and sediment resuspension in maintaining the phytoplankton blooms above Pennell and Mawson Bank, Ross Sea,  in press June, 2016 Journal of Marine Science.

    Anderson, R., Cheng, H., Edwards, R., Fleisher, M., Hayes, C., Huang, K., Kadko, D., Lam, P., Landing, W., Lao, Y., Lu, Y., Measures, C., Moran, S. B., Morton, P., Ohnemus, D., Shelley, R. How well can we quantify dust deposition to the ocean?  in press Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A - Feb, 2016

Research Funding


  • National Science Foundation. August 15th, 2013
    Proposal Title:
    Dissertations in Chemical Oceanography  XXII and XXIII
    $279,184 Funded
    Period 01/01/14-12/31/16
    PI A. Nye co PIs K Selph, C.I. Measures
  • National Science Foundation. August 15th, 2013
    Proposal Title: Physical Oceanography Dissertation Symposium VI and VII
    $279,184 Funded
    PI A. Nye co PIs K Selph,  C.I. Measures
    Period 01/01/14-12/31/16
  • National Science Foundation. February 15th, 2014
    Proposal Title: GEOTRACES Arctic Section: Shipboard determination of key trace elements
    $366,783 Funded
    Period 01/01/15-12/31/17
    PI C.I.Measures co PI M. Hatta
  • National Science Foundation. February 15th, 2015
    Automated instrumentation for chemical oceanography based on sequential injection lab-on-valve technology
    $534,389 Funded
    Period 08/01/16-07/31/19
    PI C.I.Measures co PI M. Hatta, J Ruzicka