Dr. Christa A. Marandino

Research Division 2: Marine Biogeochemistry
FE Chemical Ozeanography
Workgroup: TRASE-EC

Office:
Room: 20-173
Tel.: 0431 600 4219
Tel.: 0431 600 4223 (lab)
Fax: 0431 600 4202
email: cmarandino(at)geomar.de

Address:
GEOMAR | Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
D-24105 Kiel

Personal Information

  • Born: March 14, 1976
  • Citizenship: USA

Education

  • Sep 2000 – Mar 2007 University of California, Irvine; Irvine, CA
    Ph.D. and M.S. in Earth System Science
    Dissertation Title: Eddy Correlation Air/Sea Flux Measurements of Trace Gases using Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry
    Degree Awarded April 2007
  • Aug 1994 - May 1998 The George Washington University; Washington DC 
    B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Geology

Research Interests

  • Tropospheric trace gas chemistry
  • air/sea exchange
  • surface ocean biogeochemical cycling
  • trace gas analysis technique development

Teaching

Winter Semester     -   Atmospheric Chemistry
Summer Semester  -  Air-Sea Gas Exchange

Career, Employment

  • Feb 2012 - present Jr. Professor, CAU/GEOMAR Marine and atmospheric chemistry, Kiel, Germany
    Courses planned: 1) Atmospheric Chemistry, 2) Air-sea gas exchange
  • Aug 2008 – Jan 2012 Postdoctoral researcher; IFM-GEOMAR FB2 Chemical Oceanography, Kiel, Germany
  • Mar 2007 – Jul 2008 Postdoctoral researcher; University of California, Irvine
    Department of Earth System Science, Irvine, CA
  • Jul 2001 – Dec 2006 Graduate student researcher; University of California,  Irvine,
    Department of Earth System Science, Irvine, CA
  • Sep 2001 – Jun 2002 Teaching assistant; University of California, Irvine
    Courses: ESS 14 Geology and ESS 20E The Atmosphere, Irvine, CA
  • Sep 1999 – Aug 2000 AmeriCorps member/Asst. team leader; Los Angeles Conservation  Corps, Clean and Green, Los Angeles, CA
  • Aug 1997 - May 1998 Undergraduate researcher; The George Washington University, Chemistry Department, Washington, D.C.

Expeditions

  • Feb 2012 R/V Tangaroa, Southern Ocean (Wellington NZ – Wellington NZ), API-CIMS measurements of DMS air/sea concentrations and eddy covariance flux
  • Nov 2011 R/V Sonne, southern Pacific Ocean (Singapore-Manila), purge and trap GC-MS measurements of surface ocean and CTD cast concentrations of OVOCs, DMS, and isoprene, concurrent CDOM, DMSP and DMSO measurements
  • Jun-Jul 2011 R/V Maria S. Merian; equatorial eastern Atlantic Ocean (Mindelo-Libreville), purge and trap GC-MS measurements of surface ocean concentrations of OVOCs, DMS, and isoprene, incubation experiments investigating biological and chemical controls on surface ocean cycling of OVOCs
  • Oct-Dec 2008 R/V Polarstern; eastern northern and southern Atlantic Ocean (Bremerhaven-Cape Town), API-CIMS measurements of surface ocean concentrations of DMS and isoprene with membrane equilibrator
  • Apr-Jun 2007 R/V Knorr; western and northern Atlantic Ocean (WHOI-Barbados-Iceland-WHOI), API-CIMS measurements of DMS air/sea concentrations and eddy covariance flux
  • Jan 2006 R/V Knorr; eastern South Pacific Ocean (Manzanillo, Mexico- Punta Arenas, Chile), API-CIMS measurements of DMS and acetone air/sea concentrations and eddy covariance fluxes
  • May-Jul 2004 R/V Wecoma; equatorial and northern Pacific Ocean (Guam-Hawaii-Newport, Oregon), API-CIMS measurements of DMS and acetone air/sea concentrations and eddy covariance fluxes
  • Feb-Mar 2004 Field Research Facility, Army Corps of Engineers; Duck, NC, Intercomparison of DMS air/sea concentration measurements and micrometeorological techniques to measure DMS air/sea flux
  • Jan-Mar 2003 Scripps Institute of Oceanography Pier; La Jolla, CA, API-CIMS and eddy covariance technique development

Honours and Awards

  • Sep 2011  Awarded Helmholtz-Young Investigator Group
  • Apr 2011 Named lead author in COST Action 735 publication
  • May 2010 Included in the AcademiaNet Internetportal zu exzellenten Wissenschaftlerinnen (Internet Portal for Excellent Female Scientists), Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Nov 2009-Nov 2011 Awarded Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Jun 2009 Accepted to 1st ASCENT Conference (http://ascent.dri.edu/)
  • Jun-Jul 2009 Accepted to 59th Meeting of Nobel Laureates at Lindau
  • May 2006 Appeared in 3rd International SOLAS newsletter
  • Jan 2005 Chosen for UCI Innovation Recruitment Campaign
  • Jun 2003 - Jul 2003 Accepted to first international SOLAS summer school
  • Sep 2000 – Jan 2001 California Space Grant
  • Aug 1996 - May 1998 Board of Trustees Scholarship

Professional Memberships

  • European Geosciences Union 2008 - present
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science 2008 - present
  • American Geophysical Union 2002 - present

Grant Support

  • Trace gas air-sea exchange using eddy correlation (TRASE-EC)
    PI – C. A. Marandino
    Helmholtz-Nachwuchsgruppe
    Jan 2012 – Dec 2017
    €1,500, 000
  • The influence of surface ocean processes on DMS and OVOCs in the atmosphere
    PI – C. A. Marandino, Co PIs – H. W. Bange, D. W. R. Wallace
    Surface Ocean Processes in the Anthropocene (SOPRAN) Phase II
    Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
    Feb 2010 – Jan 2013
    €161, 481
  • Photolysis of Carbonyl Compounds in Seawater: Primary Products, QuantumYields, and Loss Rates in Natural Sunlight
    PI- F. Temps, Co PIs-P. Croot, C. A. Marandino
    Excellence Cluster Initiative
    Deutsch Forschungemeinschaft (DFG)
    Jan 2010- Mar 2011
    €95,300

PhD Student Committees

  • Alexander Zavarsky (2012-2015) – “Trace gas air-sea exchange using eddy correlation” (with supervisory role)
  • Qiang Shi (2012) – “Production of methyl iodide in the surface ocean”
  • Kathrin Wuttig (2010-2013) – “Redox speciation of Cu and Mn in sunlit tropical waters”
  • Cathleen Zindler (2010-2013) – “In situ study of the biological sources and sinks of low molecular weight oxygenated volatile orangic compounds in the ocean” (with supervisory role)

Other skills

Programming knowledge in Matlab, Fortran, Generic Mapping Tool (GMT)

Language skills: Native English speaker, Beginner to Intermediate German speaker, Beginner to Intermediate Spanish speaker

Publications

Published Manuscripts

Goddijn-Murphy, L, D. K Woolf, C. A. Marandino (in press), Space-based retrievals of air-sea gas transfer velocities using altimeters; calibration for dimethyl sulfide, J. Geopys. Res.

Weichselgartner, J., and C. A. Marandino (2012), Priority knowledge for marine environments: challenges at the science–society nexus, Curr. Opin. Environ. Sustain., in press.

Zindler, C., I. Peeken, C. A. Marandino, H. W. Bange (2012), Environmental control on the variability of DMS and DMSP in the Mauritanian, Biogeoscience,8,8591-8618.

Masotti, I., S. Belviso, S. Alvain, J. E. Johnson, T. S. Bates, P. D. Tortell, N. Kasamatsu, M. Mongin, C. A. Marandino, E. S. Saltzman, C. Moulin (2010), Spatial and temporal variability of the dimethylsulfide to chlorophyll ratio in the surface ocean: an assessment in the light of phytoplankton composition determined from space, Biogeosciences, 7, 3215-3237.

Miller, S., C. A. Marandino, E. S. Saltzman (2010), Ship-based measurement of air-sea CO2 exchange by eddy covariance, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D02034, doi:10.1029/2009JD012193.

Saltzman, E. S., W. J. de Bruyn, M. J. Lawler, C. A. Marandino, C. A. McMormick (2009), A chemical ionization mass spectrometer for continuous underway shipboard analysis of dimethylsulfide in near-surface seawater, Ocean Sci., 5, 537-546.

Miller, S., C. A. Marandino, W. J. de Bruyn, E. S. Saltzman (2009), Air-sea gas exchange of CO2 and DMS in the North Atlantic by eddy covariance, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L15816, doi:10.1029/2009GL038907.

Marandino, C. A.
, W. J. de Bruyn, S. D. Miller, E. S. Saltzman (2009), Open ocean DMS air/sea fluxes over the eastern South Pacific Ocean, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 345-356.

Marandino, C. A.,
W. J. de Bruyn, S. D. Miller, E. S. Saltzman (2008), DMS air/sea flux and gas transfer coefficients from the North Atlantic summertime coccolithophore bloom, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L23812, doi:10.1029/2008GL036370.

Marandino, C. A.
, W. J. de Bruyn, S. D. Miller, E. S. Saltzman (2007), Eddy correlation measurements of the air/sea flux of dimethylsulfide over the North Pacific Ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 112, doi:10.1029/2006JD007293.

Marandino, C. A.
, W. J. de Bruyn, S. D. Miller, M. J. Prather, E. S. Saltzman (2005), Oceanic uptake and the global atmospheric acetone budget, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, doi:10.1029/2005GL023285.  

List of Presentations

Zindler, C., C. A. Marandino, H. W. Bange, (2012) Marine sources and sinks of the OVOCs: Acetone and acetaldehyde (poster given by C. Zindler), SOLAS Open Science Conference, Cle Elm, USA.

Zindler, C., C. A. Marandino, H. W. Bange, (2012) Marine sources and sinks of the OVOCs: Acetone and acetaldehyde (talk given by C. Zindler), SOPRAN Annual Meeting, Kiel, Germany.

Marandino, C. A. (2011), The role of the ocean in the atmospheric budget of OVOCs (invited talk), Seminar for Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Marandino, C. A. (2011), Using the eddy correlation technique to measure open ocean DMS air-sea fluxes (invited talk), Yantai, China.

Marandino, C. A. (2011), Using the eddy correlation technique to measure open ocean DMS air-sea fluxes (invited talk), 8th Japanese-German Frontiers of Science Symposium (sponsored by Humboldt Foundation), Tokyo, Japan.

Marandino, C. A. (2010), Direct air-sea gas transfer measurements of DMS: Implications for gas exchange and atmospheric sulfate (invited talk), 5th International Symposium on Biological and Environmental Chemistry of DMS(P) and Related Compounds, Goa, India.

Marandino, C. A. (2010), How the Ocean Effects the Air We Breathe (talk), Humboldt Network Meeting, Ulm, Germany.

Marandino, C. A., C. Zindler, H. W. Bange, E. S. Saltzman, D. W. R. Wallace (2010), Concurrent DMS and isoprene surface seawater variability in the eastern Atlantic Ocean (talk), Goldschmidt, Knoxville, TN, USA.

Marandino, C. A. (2010), Measuring open ocean DMS fluxes: A comparison and synthesis of air-sea gas transfer velocity experiments (invited talk), SOPRAN 3rd Annual Meeting, Hamburg, Germany.

Marandino, C. A. (2010), The role of the ocean in the atmospheric budget of OVOCs (talk), Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, England.

Marandino, C. A. (2009), Measuring open ocean DMS fluxes: A comparison and synthesis of air-sea gas transfer velocity experiments (invited talk), SOLAS Open Science Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Marandino, C. A., C. Zindler, H. W. Bange, E. S. Saltzman, D. W. R. Wallace (2009), Variability in surface ocean DMS and isoprene in the eastern Atlantic Ocean (poster), SOLAS Open Science Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Miller, S. D., C. A. Marandino, W. J. de Bruyn, E. S. Saltzman (2009), Air-sea gas exchange of CO2 and DMS in the North Atlantic by eddy covariance (poster), SOLAS Open Science Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Miller, S. D., C. A. Marandino, E. S. Saltzman (2009), Ship-based measurement of air-sea CO2 exchange by eddy covariance (talk), 8th International Carbon Dioxide Conference, Jena, Germany.

Marandino, C. A. (2009), DMS gas transfer coefficients derived from open ocean eddy covariance flux measurements (talk), Max-Planck-Insitut für Chemie, Mainz, Germany.

Marandino, C. A. (2009), DMS gas transfer coefficients derived from open ocean eddy covariance flux measurements (talk), Institut für Umweltphysik, Heidelberg, Germany.

Marandino, C.A., S. D. Miller, W. J. De Bruyn, E. S. Saltzman (2008), Air/sea gas transfer coefficients: A multi-study synthesis (poster), American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Marandino, C.A., S. D. Miller, W. J. De Bruyn, E. S. Saltzman (2008), Open ocean DMS air/sea eddy covariance fluxes and concentrations over the N. Atlantic (talk), AMEMR workshop, Plymouth, England.

Marandino, C.A., W. J. De Bruyn, S. D. Miller, E. S. Saltzman (2008), Eddy correlation air/sea flux measurements of DMS using API-CIMS (invited talk), IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany.

Marandino, C.A., W. J. De Bruyn, S. D. Miller, E. S. Saltzman (2008), Open ocean DMS gas transfer coefficients from the N. and S. Pacific Ocean (invited talk), European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Marandino, C.A., S. D. Miller, W. J. De Bruyn, E. S. Saltzman (2008), Open ocean measurements of trace gas air/sea concentrations and eddy correlation fluxes in the N. Atlantic Ocean (poster), European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Marandino, C.A., W. J. De Bruyn, S. D. Miller, E. S. Saltzman (2007), North Atlantic measurements of DMS air/sea gradient and eddy covariance flux using API-CIMS (poster), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Marandino, C. A., W.J. De Bruyn, S.D. Miller, E.S. Saltzman (2007), Eddy correlation measurements of open ocean DMS air/sea gas exchange using atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry (poster), SOLAS Science Meeting, Xiamen, China.

Marandino, C.A., W. J. De Bruyn, S. D. Miller, E. S. Saltzman (2006), Southern Pacific Ocean measurements of dimethylsulfide air/sea flux using the eddy correlation technique (poster), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Marandino, C.A., W.J. De Bruyn, S.D. Miller, M.J. Prather, E.S. Saltzman (2005), Oceanic uptake and the global atmospheric acetone budget (talk), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Hintsa, E.J., J.W.H. Dacey, H.J. Zemmelink, C.A. Marandino, E.S. Saltzman, J.B. Edson, C.J. Zappa, W.R. McGillis (2004), Sea-to-air fluxes of DMS and gas transfer velocities derived from independent micrometeorological techniques (poster), SOLAS Science, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Marandino, C.A., W. J. De Bruyn, E. S. Saltzman (2003), Eddy correlation study of DMS flux at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography (poster), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Marandino, C.A., W. J. De Bruyn, E. S. Saltzman (2003), Eddy correlation measurements of the air/sea flux of DMS using atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry (talk), SOLAS Summer School, Cargese, Corsica, France.

Marandino, C.A., W. J. De Bruyn, E. S. Saltzman (2003), Eddy correlation measurements of the air/sea flux of DMS using atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry (poster), SOLAS Summer School, Cargese, Corsica, France.