Ximena Flores-Melo

PhD Student at the Laboratory of Oceanography, CADIC-CONICET

Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas (CADIC-CONICET). Universidad de Buenos Aires, Departamento de Ciencias de la Atmósfera y los Océanos

My research interests

Physical characterisation of the water column stratification and its consequences on suspended particle distribution, composition and sedimentation, as well as phytoplankton biomass. Satellite monitoring of ocean colour and sea surface temperature.

How is my work linked to the Beagle Channel area?

I am studying the physical mechanisms that regulate the spatial-temporal patterns of downward fluxes of particles, describing the quantity and quality of particulate organic matter considered as a link between surface primary productivity and benthic heterotrophic ecosystems along a longitudinal gradient in the Beagle Channel (BC). I also monitor environmental variability in the BC along small temporal scales with satellite products.