COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Seeing the Sea
Description: Phytoplankton - tiny ocean plants that absorb carbon dioxide and deliver oxygen to Earth's atmosphere - are key to the planet's health. And NASA wants a clear, global view of them. NASA's Ship-Aircraft Bio-Optical Research (SABOR) mission will bring together marine and atmospheric scientists to tackle optical issues associated with satellite observations of phytoplankton. The goal is to better understand marine ecology and phytoplankton's major role in the global cycling of atmospheric carbon between the ocean and the atmosphere. [Source: UMaine News]
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Source: UMaine News
Publish Date: 7/17/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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