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Collaborating with AMT.
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RRS James Clark Ross Bow and expanse of Ocean

The AMT4OceanSatFlux project is utilising an eddy covariance technique on board the 28th Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) cruise to measure gas exchange. These measurements will be used to validate a range of satellite products in order to gain regional and global estimates of the flux of CO2 between the atmosphere and the Atlantic Ocean.

This programme builds upon the work of the AMT4SentinelFRM programme which made fiducial reference measurements at sea to calibrate and ensure the quality of data from the Sentinel satellites. This enables us to use the data from the satellites with greater confidence. With it we can address large scale issues and scientific questions on the effects of climate change in the global ocean, focusing on those that have a direct bearing on societal issues that humankind will face in the coming decades.

 

News Highlights

Bob Brewin and Instrumentation

Up and running - a blog post by Dr Gavin Tilstone

31 October 2018

The Atlantic Meridional Transect Ocean CO2 flux from satellite campaign (AMT28) has been at sea for over 2 weeks now on the Royal...
Georgio Dall'olmo watching optics rig being lifted out of the water

Campaign underway to measure carbon dioxide flux in the Atlantic Ocean

15 October 2018

A group of scientists are currently travelling the length of the Atlantic as part of an exciting new project to measure the flux of carbon...