National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Dr. Jessica Cross

Oceanographer
Staff Affiliation: 
NOAA/PMEL
PMEL Division: 
Ocean Environment
PMEL Project: 
Arctic

Dr. Jessica N. Cross is a research oceanographer with the NOAA in Seattle, WA. Her current research focuses on carbon biogeochemistry and ocean acidification in Arctic regions, and especially along the Alaskan coast. The main goal is to better understand how acidification processes interact with natural biogeochemical cycles, and eventually to detect geochemical and biological impacts of acidification in marine systems. Dr. Cross conducts her research across a variety of platforms, including ship-based measurements, moorings, and mobile autonomous platforms like gliders and drones, through NOAA's Innovative Technology for Arctic Exploration Program.  She also broadly participates in the Arctic research community through the North American Carbon Program, the Ocean Carbon Biogeochemistry Program, the Pacific Arctic Group, and the Interagency Research Policy Committee collaboration teams. 

Ph.D., Chemical Oceanography, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, 2013
B.S., Chemistry, Rhodes College, 2008