Useful Fictions Symposium

From Sept. 9 to Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at École polytechnique, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France. Victoria Vesna worked with a group of students exploring the subject of DUST.  Within the defined framework of Useful Fictions symposium, research activities unfolded in the  SIRTA atmospheric sciences laboratories. Host: Imma Bastida (École polytechnique) and Alexis Tantet (LMD, École polytechnique)

LAB 1: CLIMATE MEASUREMENTS at the Site Instrumental de Recherche par Télédétection Atmosphérique (SIRTA) Observatory, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) 

“Dust has long blown across the Atlantic from Africa, but only during the past several decades of satellite observations have we begun to appreciate the vast scale of these events,” wrote Norman Kuring, a member of the ocean color group at NASA Goddard. “Estimates of the dust transported run to hundreds of millions of tons per year, yet we still know relatively little about the effects on phytoplankton productivity, climate, and human health.” 

Research Associates:

Victoria Vesna (ART | SCI Center, University of California, Los Angeles)

Graduate Fellows: Vera Fearns, Ryan Cook, Guglielmo Zalukar, Tyler Lutz

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