[15-Oct-16] The bow of the R/V Falkor, an oceanographic research vessel. In January, the 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.
Credit: Schmidt Ocean Institute. Download this image (JPG, 86.2 KB).