Please join us for the following AOS Seminar Thursday, April 28 at 4:00 pm in Spiess Hall 330:
Speaker, Rick Reynolds, Marine Physical Laboratory, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
Title: Bio-optical Relationships in High-Latitude Seas
" Polar regions have proven to be particularly sensitive to climate change, and are exhibiting the most rapid environmental transformations on Earth. Ocean color remote sensing represents an important tool for monitoring spatial and temporal changes in these remote and often inaccessible regions, but there are a number of challenges which have impeded its routine use. In this presentation I examine how bio-optical relationships between ocean properties and biogeochemical constituents in the Southern Ocean and Arctic seas differ from low latitude ecosystems, and from one another. Results from recent field campaigns are used to illustrate potential new approaches for utilizing ocean color in high-latitude seas.