Unit Affiliation: Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
The Geostationary Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer (GLIMR), a hyperspectral ocean color sensor targets the Gulf of Mexico and other coastal and ocean waters of North and South America. With its vantage point from geostationary orbit, GLIMR will be the first hyperspectral ocean color sensor in the Western Hemisphere to study ocean processes at the diurnal timescales required to observe the dynamic ecological, biogeochemical and physical processes typical of coastal and ocean waters.
GLIMR is uniquely designed to capture the spatio-temporal evolution of phytoplankton blooms, which grow and dissipate on scales of hours to days, monitor phytoplankton physiology, growth rates and shifts in community composition, resolve coastal features, fronts, eddies and upwelling features, and monitor biogeochemical fluxes and land-ocean exchanges at sub-diurnal to multi-day scales.
Developing a Mechanistic Understanding of Variability in the Atmospheric CO2 Growth Rate owing to Interannual Climate Oscillations
Landslide dynamics from seismic wave inversion, satellite remote sensing, and numerical modeling
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) for the EOS Data and Information System
BIOSCape-Mapping of phytoplankton functional types from space in support of coastal resource management and decision support activities