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POLARCSIC Newsletter nº 2 -October 2020


* News

* Projects

* Publications

* PhDs and Master Theses

* Polar Campaigns


2020 SCAR Medal for International Scientific Coordination

Carlota Escutia (IACT-CSIC) has received the 2020 SCAR Medal for International Scientific Coordination. Congratulations!

New SCAR Action Group: “Paleoclimate Records from the Antarctic Margin and Southern Ocean (PRAMSO)”

Objective: Initiate, promote and coordinate scientific research drilling around the Antarctic margin and the Southern Ocean
To get involved, contact the group leaders: Carlota Escutia and Richard Levy.
More info: https://scar.org/science/pramso/home/

New POLARCSIC projects

 Metabolic processes and trophic interactions in antarctic cryptoendolithic communities

IPs: Laura Selbmann (University degli studi de la Tuscia), Jason E. Stajich (University of California Riverside) and Asunción de los Ríos (MNCN-CSIC)
FICUS (Facilities integrating collaboration for user science; JGI & EMSL) awards.

Period: Oct-2020/Oct 2021

New POLARCSIC publications


Enrichment of perfluoroalkyl substances in the sea-surface microlayer and sea-spray aerosols in the Southern Ocean.

Casas, G., Martínez-Varela, A., Roscales, J. L., Vila-Costa, M., Dachs, J., & Jiménez, B. (2020). Environmental Pollution, 267, 115512. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.115512


Large Enrichment of Anthropogenic Organic Matter Degrading Bacteria in the Sea-Surface Microlayer at Coastal Livingston Island (Antarctica) 

Martinez-Varela, A., Casas, G., Piña, B., Dachs, J., & Vila-Costa, M. (2020). . Frontiers in Microbiology  . https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmicb.2020.571983


Geomorphology of the post-caldera monogenetic volcanoes at Deception Island, Antarctica—Implications for landform recognition and volcanic hazard assessment.

Pedrazzi, D., Kereszturi, G., Lobo, A., Geyer, A., & Calle, J. (2020). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 402, 106986. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2020.106986


A 2,000-year Bayesian NAO reconstruction from the Iberian Peninsula.

Hernández, A., Sánchez-López, G., Pla-Rabes, S., Comas-Bru, L., Parnell, A., Cahill, N., et al. (2020).  Scientific Reports, 10(1), 14961. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-71372-5


Frequent new particle formation over the high Arctic pack ice by enhanced iodine emissions.

Baccarini, A., Karlsson, L., Dommen, J., Duplessis, P., Vüllers, J., Brooks, I. M., et al. (2020). Nature Communications, 11(1), 4924. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18551-0


A gas-to-particle conversion mechanism helps to explain atmospheric particle formation through clustering of iodine oxides.

Gómez Martín, J. C., Lewis, T. R., Blitz, M. A., Plane, J. M. C., Kumar, M., Francisco, J. S., & Saiz-Lopez, A. (2020). Nature Communications, 11(1), 4521. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18252-8


Variation of Ionospheric Narrowband and Wideband Performance for a 12,760 km Transequatorial Link and Its Dependence on Solar and Ionospheric Activity.

Alsina-Pagès, R.M.; Altadill, D.; Hervás, M.; Blanch, E.; Segarra, A.; Gonzalez Sans, X.  Remote Sens., 2020, 12, 2750. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12172750

PhDs and Master Theses


 “Oligocene-Miocene Ice Sheet and Paleoceanographic Evolution of the Eastern Wilkes Land Margin”

Student: Ariadna Salabarnada Roset
Supervisors: Carlota Escutia Dotti


 “Cenozoic Ice Sheet and Ocean Circulation Variability Controls on Sedimentation in Glaciated Margin”

Student: Dimitris Evagelinos
Supervisor: Carlota Escutia Dotti


 “Cenozoic Paleoenvironmental and Paleoceanographic Reconstructions in the Drake-Scotia Gateway”

Student: Adrián López Quirós
Supervisors: Carlota Escutia Dotti y Francisco José Lobo Sánchez

Polar campaigns

POLARCSIC researchers arrive to the North Pole in the MOSAIC mission

The researcher Manuel Dall'Osto (ICM-CSIC) explains in El País his participation in the MOSAIC mission


Read more about the MOSAIC mission: https://mosaic-expedition.org/

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