Eurico D'Sa headshotEurico J. D'Sa

Position: Professor, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences

Phone: 225-578-0212

Fax: 225-578-2520


Office: 306 Howe-Russell Geosciences Building

Bachelor's Degree(s): B.E. University of Bombay, 1981

Master's Degrees(s): M.S. Indian Institute of Science, 1990

Ph.D.(s): Ph.D. University of Southern Mississippi, 1996

Research Interests

Ocean color remote sensing, bio-optical properties of coastal and ocean waters, physical-biogeochemical interactions; coastal biogeochemical processes

Classes Taught

OCS 1005 (4) Introduction to Oceanography (every Fall)

ENVS 4145 Remote Sensing for Environmental Scientists (every Fall)

OCS 7175 Environmental Optics (every other Spring)

Recent Publications

Google Scholar Profile

D’Sa, E.J., Tzortziou, M., Liu, B., (2023). Extreme events and impacts on organic carbon cycles from ocean color remote sensing: Review with case study, challenges, and future directions. Earth-Science Reviews, 243, 104503.

Liu B., D’Sa, E.J., Messina, F., Baustian, M.M., Maiti, K., Rivera-Monroy, V.H., Huang, W., Georgiou, I.Y., (2023). Dissolved organic carbon dynamics and fluxes in Mississippi-Atchafalaya deltaic system impacted by an extreme flood event and hurricanes: a multi-satellite approach using Sentinel-2/3 and Landsat-8/9 data. Frontiers in Marine Science, 10,1159367.

Sorourian, S., Huang, H., Xu, K., Justic, D., & D'Sa, E. J. (2022). A modeling study of water and sediment flux partitioning through the major passes of Mississippi Birdfoot Delta and their plume structures. Geomorphology, 401, 108109.

D’Sa, E. J., Kim, H.-C., Ha, S.-Y., Joshi, I. (2021). Ross Sea dissolved organic matter optical properties during an austral summer: biophysical influences. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 749096.

Liu, B., D'Sa, E. J., Maiti, K., Rivera-Monroy, V. H., Xue, Z. (2021). Biogeographical trends in phytoplankton community size structure using adaptive sentinel 3-OLCI chlorophyll a and spectral empirical orthogonal functions in the estuarine-shelf waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. Remote Sensing of Environment, 252, 112154

Clementson, L.A., Richardson, A. J., Rochester, W.A., Oubelkheir, K., Liu, B., D'Sa, E.J., Luiz, F., Ajani, A.P., Schroeder, T., Ford, P. W., Burford, M., Saeck, E., Andrew D.L. Steven, D.L. 2021. Effect of a once in 100-year flood on a subtropical coastal phytoplankton community, Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 580516.

Zang, Z., Xue, Z., Xu, K., Bentley, S. J., Chen, Q. J., D'Sa, E. J., Zhang, L., Ou, Y. (2020). The role of sediment-induced light attenuation on primary production during Hurricane Gustav (2008). Biogeosciences, 17(20), 5043-5055.

Joshi, I. D., and D’Sa, E. J. (2020). Optical properties using adaptive selection of NIR/SWIR reflectance correction and quasi-analytic algorithms for the MODIS-Aqua in estuarine-ocean continuum: application to the northern Gulf of Mexico. IEEE Transactions On Geoscience and Remote Sensing,

Arellano, A. R., Bianchi, T. S., Osburn, C. L., D'Sa, E. J., Ward, N. D., Oviedo-Vargas, D., Joshi, I. D., Ko, D. S., Shields, M. R., Kurian, G., Green, J. (2019). Mechanisms of Organic Matter Export in Estuaries with Contrasting Carbon Sources. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 124(10), 3168-3188.

D'Sa, E. J., Joshi, I. D., Liu, B., Ko, D. S., Osburn, C. L., Bianchi, T. S. (2019). Biogeochemical Response of Apalachicola Bay and the Shelf Waters to Hurricane Michael Using Ocean Color Semi-Analytic/Inversion and Hydrodynamic Models. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6,523.

Zang, Z., Xue, Z., Xu, K., Bentley, S. J., Chen, Q. J., D'Sa, E. J., Ge, Q. (2019). A two decadal (1993-2012) numerical assessment of sediment dynamics in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Water, 11(5).

D'Sa, E. J., Joshi, I. D., Liu, B., Ko, D. S., Osburn, C. L., Bianchi, T. S. (2019). Biogeochemical response of Apalachicola Bay and the shelf waters to Hurricane Michael using ocean color semi-analytic/inversion and hydrodynamic models. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6.

Liu, B., D'Sa, E. J., Joshi, I. D. (2019). Floodwater impact on Galveston Bay phytoplankton taxonomy, pigment composition and photo-physiological state following Hurricane Harvey from field and ocean color (Sentinel-3A OLCI) observations. Biogeosciences, 16(9), 1975-2001.

Liu, B., D'Sa, E. J., Joshi, I. (2019). Multi-decadal trends and influences on dissolved organic carbon distribution in the Barataria Basin, Louisiana from in-situ and Landsat/MODIS observations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 228, 183-202.

Arellano, A. R., Bianchi, T. S., Osburn, C. L., D’Sa, E. J., Ward, N. D., Oviedo-Vargas, D., Joshi, I. D., Ko, D. S., Shields, M. R., G. Kurian, and J. Green. (2019). Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 124, 3168-3188.

Liu, B., D'Sa, E. J. (2019). Oceanic Internal Waves in the Sulu-Celebes Sea Under Sunglint and Moonglint. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 57(8), 6119-6129.

Joshi, I. D., D'Sa, E. J. (2018). An estuarine-tuned quasi-analytical algorithm (QAA-V): assessment and application to satellite estimates of SPM in Galveston Bay following Hurricane Harvey. Biogeosciences, 15(13), 4065-4086.

D'Sa, E. J., Joshi, I., Liu, B. (2018). Galveston Bay and Coastal Ocean Optical-Geochemical Response to Hurricane Harvey from VIIRS Ocean Color. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(19), 10579-10589.

Joshi, I. D., Ward, N. D., D'Sa, E. J., Osburn, C. L., Bianchi, T. S., Oviedo-Vargas, D. (2018). Seasonal Trends in Surface pCO2 and Air-Sea CO2 Fluxes in Apalachicola Bay, Florida, From VIIRS Ocean Color. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 123(8), 2466-2484.

Joshi, I. D., D'Sa, E. J., Osburn, C. L., Bianchi, T. S., Ko, D. S., Ovieada-Vargas, D., Arellano, A. R., Ward, N. D. (2017). Assessing chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) distribution, stocks, and fluxes in Apalachicola Bay using combined field, VIIRS ocean color, and model observations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 191, 359-372.

Allahdadi, M. N., Jose, F., D'Sa, E. J., Ko, D. S. (2017). Effect of wind, river discharge, and outer-shelf phenomena on circulation dynamics of the Atchafalaya Bay and shelf. Ocean Engineering, 129, 567-580.

D'Sa, E. J., Kim, H. (2017). Surface gradients in dissolved organic matter absorption and fluorescence properties along the New Zealand sector of the Southern Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4(21), 1-14.

Joshi, I., D'Sa, E. J., Osborn, C., Bianchi, T. (2017). Turbidity in Apalachicola Bay, Florida from Landsat 5 TM and Field Data: Seasonal Patterns and Response to Extreme Events. Remote Sensing, 9, 367.

D'Sa, E. J., Overton, E. B., Lohrenz, S. E., Maiti, K., Turner, R. E., Freeman, A. (2016). Changing dynamics of dissolved organic matter fluorescence in the northern Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Environmental Science & Technology, 50, 4940-4950.

Maiti, K., Bosu, S., D'Sa, E. J., Adhikari, P. L., Sutor, M., Longecker, K. (2016). Export fluxes in northern Gulf of Mexico – Comparative evaluation of direct, indirect and satellite estimates. Marine Chemistry. 184, 60-77.

Mishra, D., D'Sa, E. J., Mishra, S. (2016). Preface: Remote sensing of water resources. Remote Sensing, 8, 115.

Naik, P., Wang, M., D'Sa, E. J., Mordy, C. W. (2015). Bering Sea optical and biological properties from MODIS. Remote Sensing of the Environment, 163, 240-252.

Joshi, I., D'Sa, E. J. (2015). Seasonal variation of colored dissolved organic matter in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, using combined Landsat and field data. Remote Sensing, 7, 12478-12502.

D'Sa, E. J., Goes, J. I., Gomes, H., Mouw, C. (2014). Absorption and fluorescence properties of chromophoric dissolved organic matter of the eastern Bering Sea in the summer with special reference to the influence of a Cold Pool. Biogeosciences, 11, 3225-3244.

D'Sa, E. J. (2014). Assessment of chlorophyll variability along the Louisiana coast using multi-satellite data. GIScience and Remote Sensing, 51, 139-157.

Chaichitehrani, N., D'Sa, E. J., Ko, D. S., Walker, N. D., Osburn, C. I., Chen, R. F. (2014). Colored dissolved organic matter dynamics in the northern Gulf of Mexico from ocean color and numerical model results. Journal of Coastal Research, 30, 800-814.

Goes, J. I., Gomes, H. R., Haugen, E. M., McKee, K. T., D'Sa, E. J., Chekalyuk, A. M., Stoecker, D. K., Stabeno, P. J., Saitoh, S., N, R. (2014). Fluorescence, pigment and microscopic characterization of Bering Sea phytoplankton community structure and photosynthetic competency in the presence of a cold pool during summer. Deep-Sea Research II, 109, 84-99.

Farfan, L. M., D'Sa, E. J., Liu, K., Rivera-Monroy, V. H. (2014). Tropical cyclone impacts on coastal regions: the case of the Yucatan and Baja California peninsulas, Mexico. Estuaries and Coasts, 37, 1388-1402.