Ocean Ecology (616) Research Areas

Ocean Biogeochemistry Laboratory

An ocean biogeochemistry laboratory was constructed for Dr. Antonio Mannino in 2002 in GSFC. The focus of the research is to study the distributions, sources and sinks of dissolved (DOM) and particulate organic matter (POM) in the ocean to enhance our understanding of carbon cycling. A primary objective is to link the optical properties of DOM and POM (such as absorption, scattering and fluorescence) to carbon in the ocean to be able to examine the carbon cycle using ocean color satellite measurements. Development and validation of ocean color satellite biogeochemistry products are key components of the research program.

Photo of TOC Analyzers, HPLC, GC-MS, and CHNS Elemental Analyzer

TOC Analyzers, HPLC, GC-MS, and CHNS Elemental Analyzer

Photo of Sample Preparation and Glassware/Plasticware Cleaning

Sample Preparation and Glassware/Plasticware Cleaning

Photo of Ultrapath UP-UV Instrument

Ultrapath UP-UV Instrument

Photo of Cary 100 UV-Vis spectrophotometer with External Integrating Sphere

Cary 100 UV-Vis spectrophotometer with External Integrating Sphere

Photo of Ocean Biochemistry laboratory equipment

Analytical lab with Agilent 1100 Series HPLC

                                                                                                                                                                                        
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