Atmosphere - Ocean Exchanges
With increasing coastal urbanization, the atmosphere has become an important source of excess nutrients and pollutants to many terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, worldwide, particularly in coastal margins. Urban nearshore regions are characterized by strong variability in atmospheric composition, associated with both anthropogenic emissions and meteorological processes, such as sea- and bay-breeze circulations, that influence the circulation and accumulation of atmospheric pollutants at the land-ocean interface. A major focus in the Tzortziou Lab is studying these highly dynamic and complex atmospheric processes across the land-ocean interface using an integrative approach that combines satellite imagery, aircraft observations, and model calculations with comprehensive in-situ and remote-sensing shipboard measurements.
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