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KORUS-OC Field Campaign

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Korea - United States Ocean Color (KORUS-OC) is an oceanographic field study conducted in conjunction with the Korea - United States Air Quality (KORUS-AQ) campaign. Led by NASA and the Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), KORUS-OC will focus on the links between satellite- and ship-based measurements of ocean color, biology and biogeochemistry, along with the composition of coastal waters adjacent to the Republic of Korea. KORUS-OC's hands-on training will build stronger ocean optics capabilities among participating scientists while providing oceanographic validation data for the Korean Geostationary Ocean Color Imager satellite. The field campaign took place from May 20 to June 6, 2016.
U.S. scientists pose for a final photo with the KIOST team
The Biological Oceanography Team
Offloading equipment after the KORUS-OC field campaign
Offloading Equipment
R/V Onnuri and R/V Eardo in port
Back in Port
Chlorophyll concentrations in the waters off South Korea
Chlorophyll Distribution (2016)
Noctiluca cells from the Yangtze River plume
Noctiluca Cells
Deploying instruments in the Yangtze River plume
Instrument Deployment in the Yangtze
Waves break over the bow of the RV Onnuri in rough seas
Rough Seas
Containers are carefully hoisted on board the R/V Onnuri
Loading Continues
Onboard cranes lift heavy equipment onto the deck of the R/V Onnuri
Crane Lift
Containers of KORUS-OC field campaign equipment
Destination: South Korea
Scientific equipment is organized dockside
Organizing Equipment
Multiple vehicles bearing scientific equipment queue for boarding
Queuing Up
The loading process for the KORUS-OC field campaigns begins
Loading Begins
Scientists discuss the combined ship-based and airborne tracks for the field campaign
Cruise Route
The R/V Onnuri
R/V Onnuri Awaits Crew and Cargo
Chlorophyll-a distribution in waters off the Korean peninsula
Chlorophyll Distribution (2011)
Logo for the Korea - United States Ocean Color (KORUS-OC) Study
The KORUS-OC Study