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Department of Fisheries Oceanography Weekly Graduate Seminar - Dr. Joe Salisbury

When: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: > See description for location
Description: School for Marine Science and Technology
Department of Fisheries Oceanography
Weekly Graduate Seminar Announcement

“The NASA GLIMR Mission for the Study of Phytoplankton Dynamics and Protection of Marine Resources”

Dr. Joe Salisbury
University of New Hampshire

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
SMAST East, Rooms 101/102
And via Zoom

The NASA Geostationary Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer (GLIMR) is NASA’s newest ocean color mission. GLIMR is a hyperspectral radiometer that will be launched in geostationary orbit during the 2026-27 timeframe and will be used to study and monitor coastal ecosystems. This will be the first ocean color sensor in the western hemisphere that can capture hourly imagery, and the first in the world to combine this with hyperspectral capabilities. The unique combination of high temporal and spectral resolution will open new opportunities to study important ecosystem and environmental processes that occur at sub-daily scales. GLIMR science will focus on understanding net productivity rates, phytoplankton physiology and material fluxes in coastal waters, while application efforts are directed at oil spill dynamics and harmful algal blooms. In this talk we will present an overview of the instrument capabilities, science, societal applications, data processing and data availability.

Dr. Salisbury’s interests focus on the biogeochemistry and ecology of coastal regions, particularly those influenced by riverine processes. He is presently working on two strands of research. The first seeks to characterize distributions of carbon dioxide, air-sea carbon exchange, productivity, and acid stress in freshwater-influenced coastal regions. The second strand involves the use of data from a variety of space-borne sensors to characterize net community productivity and carbon exchanges in coastal waters. For these projects we use a variety of remotely sensed data including ocean color, sea surface temperature and microwave radiometry. Our UNH Coastal Carbon Group maintains several autonomous data-collecting assets in the Gulf of Maine and stays active in cruise campaigns throughout the western Atlantic. I'm currently the Principal Investigator of the NASA-UNH mission GLIMR, (Geostationary Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer), a hyperspectral ocean color instrument that is scheduled to be placed in geostationary orbit in 2026.
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