Saturday, April 22, 2017
Observing the Marine Biological Carbon Pump
12:30-1:00 pm Add
141 McCone Hall
Hannah Bourne, Ph.D. student in earth and planetary science, will discuss the biological carbon pump (BCP)--the process by which carbon taken up by plants in the ocean surface layer is exported into deeper regions of the ocean. With increasing atmospheric CO2, we need to understand the BCP cycle. Autonomous profiling floats allow us to gather information on the BCP on a much higher frequency than previous methods.