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» NASA to study how tiny sea creatures affect Earths climate
18th April 18

In a first, NASA is conducting a study of the world’s largest phytoplankton bloom in the North Atlantic to see how the tiny sea critters influence the climate in every season.

The North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES) mission began its fourth and final deployment, which will study how phytoplanktons give rise to small organic particles that leave the ocean and end up in the atmosphere, ultimately influencing clouds and climate. It is the first research mission to conduct an integrated study of all four distinct phases of the world’s largest phytoplankton bloom.

“Most scientists studying the bloom head to sea during its climax in late spring and early summer. We did that, but we also went out during the other seasons to fully capture the minimum and transitions of the bloom,” said Rich Moore, Deputy Project Scientist at NAAMES . “This thoroughness pays off as our ship-based scientists use these data to fully describe the entirety of the plankton bust/boom cycle. No one has done this before, and we’re excited about the science findings that are beginning to trickle out now.”