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Bow of the R/V Falkor


The bow of the R/V <em>Falkor</em> on a clear sailing day.
Credit: Schmidt Ocean Institute. Download this image (JPG, 86.2 KB).
[15-Oct-16] The bow of the R/V Falkor, an oceanographic research vessel. In January, the R/V Falkor will host the "Sea to Sky Particle Investigation" cruise. The expedition aims to observe the size distributions of phytoplankton groups and compare them with remotely-sensed observations from ocean color satellites. This "ground truthing" effort will contribute to improved algorithms for estimating phytoplankton abundance and community dynamics from space.