Gassó Participates in International Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Meeting

Associate Research Scientist Santiago Gassó recently attended a board meeting of the Scientific Committee of the Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) in Jozankei, a city on the Hokkaido island of Japan, from April 25 to 29.

SOLAS is an international, bottom-up scientific organization dedicated to understanding the key biogeochemical-physical interactions and feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere.  This meeting was to review SOLAS-related research released last year, connect and discuss upcoming research projects, and write paper on SOLAS-related subjects.

Gassó lead the “Atmospheric deposition and ocean biogeochemistry” group, which sought to explain how biogeochemical and ecological processes interact in response to natural and anthropogenic material input from the atmosphere across different regions.  Learn more about their research questions and priorities on their team webpage.

Gassó is also a research associate at NASA Goddard, specializing in observational studies of aerosols, clouds, and their interactions using a combination of satellite detectors.  He has published several journal articles on the subject of dust transport at high latitudes as characterized by satellite, model, and surface observations.