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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

Eddy covariance equipment on the mast

New techniques to help understand the ocean

15 June 2020

As the initial phase of the AMT4OceanSatFlux project comes to a close, a final report has been produced highlighting some of the key achievements...
Close up of radiometers on board a ship

Instruments rigorously tested at sea to assess accuracy of satellite ocean colour

03 June 2020

AMT4OceanSatFlux researchers have undertaken a comprehensive evaluation of two frequently used ship-mounted radiometer systems that measure ocean...