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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

Global map of CO2 flux

Upgraded toolbox for air-sea gas flux analyses

16 August 2019

An upgraded version of the FluxEngine toolbox has been released that allows users to easily perform calculations of air-sea gas fluxes from model...
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 Research Ship...