tzortziou_nasa_grant_2Associate Professor Maria Tzortziou of the earth and atmospheric science (EAS) department and NOAA CREST has received two three-year research grants from NASA for research on Carbon Dynamics along Terrestrial-Aquatic Interfaces. Dr. Kyle McDonald, Terry Elkes Professor in EAS, is a co-PI.

The projects will integrate advanced remote sensing observations of wetlands and coastal ocean color with novel mechanistic carbon cycling modeling to improve understanding of tidal wetlands as sources and sinks of carbon in a changing world. The projects involve collaborations with various academic and research institutions including Pennsylvania State University, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, University of Maryland, University Of South Florida, NASA, NOAA, USGS, EPA, DOE and the Smithsonian Institution.

Several CCNY undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral student will be involved in the project and will gain interdisciplinary hands-on training in fieldwork, satellite data analysis, and earth system modeling.

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