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PhD, Oceanography

30+ years experience
USA

About

He is a scientific editor with several publications under his name. He has 30 years of editorial experience and is a frequent reviewer for technical journals, and served as an associate editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research. He is the recipient of the William Sackett Prize for Innovation and Excellence in Research from the University of South Florida and NASA Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Areas of expertise

Oceanography, Marine Chemistry, Biology

Education

PhD, Oceanography, Department of Marine Science, University of South Florida
MS, Marine Chemistry, Department of Marine Science, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus
B.S. Biology, Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

Publication experience

2020. “Correcting non-photochemical quenching of Saildrone chlorophyll-a fluorescence for evaluation of satellite ocean color retrievals.” Optics Express, 28 (3): 4274 [10.1364/oe.382029]
2019. “Is the Southern Ocean getting greener?” Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (11): 6034-6040 [10.1029/2019gl083163]
2018. “Upper ocean cooling in a coupled climate model due to light attenuation by yellowing materials.” Geophysical Research Letters, 45 (12): 6134-6140 [10.1029/2018gl077297]
2017. “Estimating the distribution of colored dissolved organic matter during the Southern Ocean gas exchange experiment using four-dimensional variational data assimilation.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, [10.1002/2016jc012406]
2016. “Interdecadal Trichodesmium variability in cold North Atlantic waters.” Global Biogeochemical Cycles, [10.1002/2015gb005361]
2015. “Multidecadal increase in North Atlantic coccolithophores and the potential role of rising CO2.” Science, 350 (6267): 1533-1537 [10.1126/science.aaa8026]
2014. “Uncertainty in model predictions of Vibrio vulnificus response to climate variability and change: A Chesapeake Bay Case Study.” PLOS ONE, 9 (5): e98256 [10.1371/journal.pone.0098256]
2014. “Calibration uncertainty in ocean color satellite sensors and trends in long-term environmental records.” Ocean Sensing and Monitoring VI, 9111: [10.1117/12.2053427]
2012. “Examining organic carbon transport by the Orinoco River using SeaWiFS imagery.” J. Geophys. Res, 117 (G03022): [10.1029/2012JG001986]
Zhongping, L., V. Lance, S. Shang, R. Vailancourt, S. Freeman, B. Lubac, B. Hargraves, 2011. “An Assessment of optical properties and primary production derived from remote sensing in the Southern Ocean (SO GasEx).” JGR-Oceans, 116 (C00F03): [10.1029/2010JC006747]
2011. “Ocean state estimation in the Southern Ocean gas exchange experiment region using 4DVAR.” JGR-Oceans, 116 (C00F02): [10.1029/2009JC005615]
2011. “Horizontal and vertical distribution of colored dissolved organic carbon during the Southern Ocean GasEx Expedition.” Journal of Geophysical Research -Oceans, 116 (C00F07): [10.1029/2010JC006781]
2011. “A portable fiber optic system for measuring particle absorption using the quantif

Certificates and awards

Honorably discharged from the U.S. Army U.S. Army Military Police. Veteran of Operation Desert Shield-Desert Storm -1990 to 1991 – 240th Combat-MP Company – PRNG- Peñuelas, P.R.
William Sackett Prize for Innovation and Excellence in Research. Department of Marine Science, University of South Florida -1999
NASA John C. Stennis Space Center Special Service Award - 2001, 2002, 2004
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) - 2004
Emerald Honors Trailblazer Award - 2007
William S. Parson Professorship – 2008
NASA Group Achievement Award - 2009
Puerto Rico Distinguish

Work experience

Chief, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
Associate Research Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Researcher and Section Supervisor, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland
Program Scientist, NASA Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Program, NASA Head Quarters, Washington DC

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