In the August of 2017 the Cloud-Aerosol-Radiation Interactions and Forcing - Year 2017 (CLARIFY) measurement campaign took place on a tiny island in the middle of the southeast Atlantic Ocean where we were surrounded by whales, sharks, and most importantly, stratocumulus clouds. During August and September dense layers of strongly absorbing smoke from biomass burning… Continue reading Smoke, science, and sharks
Our recent study shows that acid processing of mineral dust increases bioavailable P flux to the ocean by 120% Give me a quick run down... Phosphorus (P) is an essential requirement for life. Natural sources of P on land are from rock weathering and fertilizers. By contrast over the open ocean, the major source of… Continue reading Dust, pollution, and phytoplankton..
This is a bear named boofle. He is sitting on a beach wistfully looking out to sea. Careful boofle, there are sharks in there.