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Prof. Kim Prather (SIO) will be presenting a talk titled "Cross border ocean/atmosphere impacts of ocean-derived pollution from run-off and the Tijuana Estuary."
This presentation will discuss current studies investigating the influence of the ocean-derived pollution on the composition of the atmosphere, clouds, climate, and human health. Previous CAICE studies in the SIO hydraulics lab have shown that certain chemical species, viruses, and bacteria get selectively transferred into the atmosphere by breaking waves. In collaboration with Scripps oceanographers, atmospheric scientists are now investigating the ocean and meteorological conditions which lead to ocean-to-atmosphere transfer of pollution run-off and outflow from the Tijuana Estuary near the Mexican border. This talk will also discuss a sensor network being put in place along the coast in San Diego and down into Mexico to better understand the potential contributions and impacts of ocean-derived pollutants and microbes on human health in the San Diego and Mexico regions.
Cross border ocean/atmosphere impacts of ocean-derived pollution from run-off and the Tijuana Estuary.Cross border ocean/atmosphere impacts of ocean-derived pollution from run-off and the Tijuana Estuary.
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