Microbial diversity in the ocean-atmosphere boundary layer

  • Date: Dec 1, 2021
  • Speaker: Isabella Hrabe de Angelis
Using the research sailing yacht Eugen Seibold, a broad range of atmospheric aerosol characteristics in relation to water biogeochemical parameters are analysed. Sampling of water- and airborne microorganisms will provide insights into the biotic and abiotic processes occurring in the boundary layer between ocean and atmosphere. We will investigate the biogeography and dispersal mechanisms of the air microbiome and its potential impact on cloud formation. This will improve our understanding of the mutual influence of climate relevant parameters and microbial communities.
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