North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES)

The North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES) is a five year investigation to resolve key processes controlling ocean system function, their influences on atmospheric aerosols and clouds and their implications for climate. Observations obtained during four, targeted ship and aircraft measurement campaigns, combined with the continuous satellite and in situ ocean sensor records, will enable improved predictive capabilities of Earth system processes and will inform ocean management and assessment of ecosystem change.

Our group seeks to track and assess the temporal and spatial dynamics of DOM, its compositional variability, as well as the mechanisms that control its accumulation, persistence and export in the North Atlantic (NA). We will be able to achieve this through our participation in four planned cruises (2015-2018) along a repeated meridional transect (35°N to 57°N; 45°W) in the NA.

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My research interests are shaped by an interdisciplinary blend of marine microbial ecology, microbiology and ocean biogeochemistry.