This summer I was lucky enough to spend a month at Dalhousie working with Betty Croft in Randall Martin's group. They were very welcoming and I hugely enjoyed my
working with them on the representation of DMS in GEOS-Chem. Spending the month of July on the east coast instead of in sweltering Toronto was just the cherry on top of the great science sundae! We looked at how well GEOS-Chem is able to simulate boundary layer DMS as compared to our ship-board measurements, and explored how we can use that information to better understand the sources of DMS in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and Baffin Bay.
Not long after getting back to Ontario, I headed further afield to Kiel, Germany, for the SOLAS conference, where I presented the results that came out of my work with Betty and Randall on the data from the 2014
Amundsen campaign. Again, I enjoyed the cool maritime weather while temperatures climbed back home. The conference was very stimulating and I enjoyed seeing NETCARE colleagues there.
I am very grateful to NETCARE for these opportunities to expand my knowledge of air-sea interactions (and for the added bonus of being able to do so in places so close to the sea!)
-Emma Mungall, NETCARE graduate student