Amato Evan (PI)
I am a Professor at SIO/UCSD in the Climate, Atmospheric Science, and Physical Oceanography Division. I earned my PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, then was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, and finally started at SIO in 2012.
I am interested in the physics and impacts of aeolian dust. I have published papers on dust-related topics ranging from tropical cyclones to mountain snowpack. Although, at present, I spend a majority of my time focusing on field work in the desert region of southeastern California.
Alex Kuwano (graduate student)
Alex is using satellite data and in-situ measurements to quantify the dust direct radiative effect over the desert.