Sea to Space Particle Investigation

(24 January 2017 – 20 February 2017)

Dr. Melissa Omand, URI oceanography assistant professor, and her graduate student Noah Walcutt are members of the science team aboard the R/V Falkor in the Pacific Ocean. The “Sea to Space Particle Investigation” cruise aims to improve the accuracy of particle size distribution products gathered from satellite and remote-sensing data records.These records contain critical information that can improve our understanding of how Earth’s living marine resources and carbon sequestration are responding to rising carbon dioxide levels as well as climate changes. Sea to Space Particle Investigation