Flying Lab to Investigate Southern Ocean’s Appetite for Carbon

Marine Sciences faculty Dr. Heidi Dierssen and her postdoctoral researchers Dr. Shungudzemwoyo Garaba and Dr. Kaylan Randolph are involved in an interdisciplinary airborne mission of carbon dynamics in the Southern Ocean (the ORCAS mission).  Dr. Garaba is currently aboard the R/V Lawrence Gould stationed along the Antarctic Peninsula to provide ground truth measurements of the hyperspectral imagery from the NASA PRISM sensor.

ORCAS mission
Photo by Jonathan Bent