613 Webex Seminar: Santiago Gasso

Santiago Gassó

ESSIC-University of Maryland/Climate & Radiation Laboratory

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What is it like participating in a ship transect from the South Atlantic to North Sea?

Last year, a colleague whom I have not seen for more than 10 years (and probably have only exchanged a handful of emails with) invited me to participate as a remote sensing instructor for oceanography students during a summer short course. The venue was onboard the world-renowned icebreaker Polarstern. The storied Polarstern has been the German insignia R/V for polar studies and is currently deployed in the MOSAIC expedition in the Arctic.  This out-of-the-blue invitation was quickly accepted and six months later, I landed at the port of Punta Arenas (Chile) where I met the crew and began a +14,000km trip from the cold South Atlantic to the summer in Northern Germany. This presentation will be an informal slideshow to illustrate life and research activities, there will be plenty of pretty pictures, no equations, some aerosol measurements that the students and I carried out onboard and anecdotes about one of the most storied research vessels in the world.  For more information about the Polarstern’s current MOSAIC expedition, visit the website: https://mosaic-expedition.org/


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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

1:15 pm  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr 45 mins


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