Bruce W. Nelson

Professor Emeritus

My research focuses on the chemical quality of surface water and the geochemistry of sediments. Measures are sought for the amount and sources of anthropogenic inputs of both major elements and trace elements into freshwater catchments and estuarine and deltaic depositional sites. Interest has been devoted largely to river and estuarine systems of the temperature zone, but also includes tropical systems, especially in Southeast Asia.


Nelson, B.W. 1986. Adsorption of silica at estuarine salinities. EOS, v. 67.

Nelson, B.W. 1992. Tidal effects on dissolved oxygen in two Malaysian estuaries, in Ecology and conservation of Southeast Asian Environments KualaLumpus, Malaysia.

Nelson, B.W. 1992. Sediment transport in Rayooon River, Tidal Clastics 92, Wilhelmshaveu, Germany

Nelson, B.W. 1995. Latitudinal variation in the weathering rate of granite, Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts, p. A-237.

Nelson, B.W. 1996. Interpreting X-ray diffraction data from
HDTMA-Beutonites, Clay Minerals Society, Abstracts.