Earth  ID: 4187

NASA's Ship-Aircraft Bio-Optical Research (SABOR) Field Campaign

Starting July 2014, scientists with NASA’s Ship-Aircraft Bio-Optical Research (SABOR) experiment will make observations from ship and aircraft off the U.S. Atlantic Coast aimed at advancing the technology needed to measure microscopic plankton in the ocean from space. For the three weeks, follow SABOR researchers as they work toward finding out how and why plankton are changing around the planet, and where the carbon associated with plankton goes. Plankton play an important part of the climate system and deliver oxygen to the atmosphere, absorb carbon dioxide, and form the base of the marine food chain.

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Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Kayvon Sharghi (USRA): Producer
Michael Behrenfeld (Oregon State University): Scientist
Chris A. Hostetler (NASA/LaRC): Scientist
Ivona Cetinic (University of Maine, Walpole): Scientist
Laurence Schuler (ADNET): Project Support
Ian Jones (ADNET): Project Support
Kathryn Hansen (Wyle Information Systems): Writer
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