Kevin K. Roe

Research Scientist

Kevin RoeMS in Geochemical Oceanography Florida State University 1983

BS in Oceanography, University of Washington 1979

Office: PMEL, Bldg 3, Rm 1047, NOAA Sand Point

7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle WA 98115 USA

Phone: 206-526-6265
Fax: 206-526-6054

Research Interests

Development and testing of analytical methods for the determination of inorganic chemical species in hydrothermal vent fluids. Determination of gold in hydrothermal vent fluids

Current Research Projects

  • Ion chromatographic determination of major elements in hydrothermal vent fluids
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometric determination of trace elements and metals in hydrothermal vent fluids
  • Atomic absorption and optical emission determinations of minor elements in seawater and hydrothermal vent fluids
  • Sampling of hydrothermal vents from the Northeast Pacific, and Marianas arc 4-5

Selected Publications

Roe, K.K. and W.C. Burnett (1985) Uranium geochemistry and dating of Pacific island apatite. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 49, 1581-1592

Massoth, G.J., E.T. Baker, R.A. Feely, J.E. Lupton, R.W. Collier, J.F. Gendron, K.K. Roe, S.M. Maenner, and J.A. Resing (1998):Manganese and iron in hydrothermal plumes resulting from the 1996 Gorda Ridge Event. Deep-Sea Res. Pt. II, 45(12), 2683-2712.

Butterfield, D.A., K.K. Roe, M.D. Lilley, J. Huber, J.A. Baross, R.W. Embley, and G.J. Massoth (2004): Mixing, reaction and microbial activity in sub-seafloor revealed by temporal and spatial variation in diffuse flow vents at Axial Volcano. In The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges, W.S.D. Wilcock, E.F. DeLong, D.S. Kelley, J.A. Baross, and S.C. Cary (eds.), Geophys. Monogr. Ser., Vol. 144, AGU, 269-289

Kelley, D.S., J.A. Karson, G.L. Früh-Green, D. Yoerger, T.M. Shank, D.A. Butterfield, J.M. Hayes, M.O. Schrenk, E. Olson, G. Proskurowski, M. Jakuba, A. Bradley, B. Larson, K. Ludwig, D. Glickson, K. Buckman, A.S. Bradley, B. Brazelton, K. Roe, M.J. Elend, A. Delacour, S.M. Bernasconi, M.D. Lilley, J.A. Baross, R.E. Summons, and S.P. Sylva (2005): A serpentinite-hosted ecosystem: The Lost City hydrothermal field. Science, 307(5714), 1434-1440

Lupton, J., D. Butterfield, M. Lilley, L. Evans, K.-I. Nakamura, W. Chadwick, Jr., J. Resing, R. Embley, E. Olson, G. Proskurowski, E. Baker, C. de Ronde, K. Roe, R. Greene, G. Lebon, and C. Young (2006): Submarine venting of liquid carbon dioxide on a Mariana Arc volcano. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 7, doi: 10.1029/2005GC001152.