New Insights into the Workings of the Ocean Obtained Using Optical Sensors on Autonomous Floats

Emmanuel Boss

School of Marine Sciences
University of Maine

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 4:00pm
Chase 130

This talk will introduce optical sensors, the use of optical sensors to study upper ocean biogeochemistry, and the history of those measurements. Sensors deployed on a profiling float have provided a challenge to the traditional view of the NA bloom initiation. Dr. Boss will discuss how we can explain these measurements using an alternative theory and will conclude with a description of several new national and international initiatives to instrument profiling floats with optical sensors.