The Huinca Renancó Middle School in Córdoba, Argentina recognized ESSIC associate research scientist Santiago Gassó during the school’s recent Science Week.
Part of the week’s activities included naming school classrooms after prominent Argentine scientists and Gassó was among the researchers chosen.
Gassó’s connection with the school materialized following his BBCMundo interview (BBC’s portal in Spanish) in which he discussed the transport of Saharan dust to Latin America. The school is located in an arid agricultural area that recently suffered a severe drought with significant dust mobilization.
Gassó is also a research associate at NASA Goddard, specializing in observational studies of aerosols, clouds, and their interactions using a combination of satellite detectors. He has authored or co-authored 23 peer-reviewed journal articles, many on the subject of dust transport at high latitudes as characterized by satellite, model and surface observations.
To read the BBCMundo article that featured Gassó, click here: “Del Sahara al Amazonas: 4 fascinantes impactos del polvo del desierto que viaja miles de kilómetros para llegar a América Latina” (rough translation: ‘From the Sahara to the Amazon: 4 fascinating impacts of the dust of the desert that travels thousands of kilometers to reach Latin America”).