Frank Muller-Karger is an oceanographer at the University of South Florida where he directs the Institute for Marine Remote Sensing.
He says, “If we’re seeing something today that may have been similar to what we saw in the past, we can understand which way the planet is going to change in the future.”
Muller-Karger is using both the seafloor and satellites to figure out our past and future climate. And he’s working hand in hand with a country that’s very special to him. Have a listen.
The work described in this episode was funded by the National Science Foundation and the Venezuelan government.
Sediment trap recovery onboard the Hermano Gines. Credit: IMaRS and EDIMAR.
Flasks and buoys measuring productivity. Credit: IMaRS and EDIMAR.
Sediment traps. Credit: IMaRS and EDIMAR.
Ramon Varela (left) and Frank Muller-Karger (right) study the layers of sediment in the Cariaco Basin off the coast of Venezuela. Credit: IMaRS and EDIMAR.
Sequence of sediment trap samples from Dec 2001 to Apr 2002 (courtesy of R. Thunell, University of South Carolina).
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