Managed by PML.
Collaborating with AMT.
Funded by ESA
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RRS James Clark Ross Bow and expanse of Ocean

The AMT4OceanSatFlux project is utilising an eddy covariance technique on board Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) cruises to measure gas exchange. These measurements are being 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

Scientists working on ship deck

From the doldrums to the South Atlantic deep

14 November 2019

From the 4th to 9th November 2019, we passed over the equator and into the South Atlantic Gyre.
Optics rig being launched off the side of the ship

Quantifying carbon in the dust bowl of the Atlantic Ocean

07 November 2019

After a couple of weeks of storms, the ocean has become like glass with a slow undulating ripple. The ship cuts through the oily slick effortlessly...