Columbia Scientists participate in Environmental Workshop
A delegation from Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), led by Gisela Winckler, a researcher at LDEO and adjunct professor at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences traveled to Chile in early January to participate in a workshop entitled "The Role of Dust in Climate Change: A biogeochemistry perspective".
January 05, 2018
The event brought together scientists, both from the observations (modern and paleo) and the climate modeling community, to discuss recent work addressing critical uncertainties and progress in determining the emission, transport, and deposition of dust, as well as the sensitivity of continental and ocean biogeochemistry and climate to atmospheric dust input. Key participants from the dust modeling, dust reconstruction, and biogeochemistry communities were invited to attend.
Other Columbia scientists attending the event included Jordan Abell and Elizabeth Shoenfelt, both graduate students in DEES, and Jennifer Middleton, a postdoctoral research scientist at LDEO (pictured here with Winckler).
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