Research Description

Air-Sea Gas Exchange (Palmer)

For this project a mostly unattended eddy covariance system was designed and installed on the icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer to directly measure air-sea CO2 flux continuously over the course of two years.


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Air-Sea Gas Exchange (Knorr)

The oceans are an important source and/or sink of many gases that have important impacts on climate. The goal of this research is to better understand how these gases are are exchanged across the air-water interface.

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Freshwater Gas Exchange

Freshwater ecosystems are important sources of trace gases such as carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. The goal of this research is to better understand the physics controlling air-water gas exchange across a latitudinal gradient from the Arctic to the Amazon.

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Tropical Logging

Selective logging could potentially be a sustainable alternative to destructive deforestation in tropical forests. The goal of this research is to quantify the impacts of selective logging on the exchange of carbon dioxide and water between a tropical rainforest and the atmosphere.

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Wind-Wave Interaction

It is well known that wind blowing over the ocean gives rise to surface waves. The goal of this research is to better understand the physics that governs the exchanges of momentum and energy at the air-sea interface.

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