NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Code 616
Building 22/Rm 248, Greenbelt, MD 20771
Phone: 301 286 0179
Determining the quantum photoproduction efficiency of dissolved organic carbon via photodegradation of CDOM in a mangrove coastal environment. This involves photodegradation experiments using a solar simulator, which is followed by quantification of CO2 produced. Her current efforts include capturing colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) dynamics in marine/terrestrial aquatic environments, via the analysis of absorption and fluorescence measurements as well as other parameters including salinity, tidal patterns and location. Dr. Andrew will eventually use airborne and satellite ocean color data, radiative transfer modeling, photoproduction efficiencies of DIC and ancillary data to estimate long term photoproduction rates in mangrove coastal environments.
Future plans may include studying pollutants in drinking water and overall water quality research.
Dr. Andrew graduated with a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2014 from University of Maryland.