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Barnes, John

Monday, March 26, 2012

Barnes, John

Monitoring Particles in the Air

As a physical scientist and station chief for the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory's Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, John Barnes' specialty is lidar (light detection and ranging), often referred to as laser radar, which he uses to identify and measure particles in the atmosphere.
Bringing Back the Fish

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bringing Back the Fish

Michigan Sea Grant Oversees Successful Habitat Reconstruction

Michigan Sea Grant is overseeing a long-term restoration project to restore fish spawning habitat for native fish species. An acre of rock reefs were constructed in the Middle Channel of the St. Clair River in the spring of 2012 — and fish are already using the reefs.  “It is science in action,” said Jennifer Read, assistant director of Michigan Sea Grant and project lead. “We were still constructing reefs a few hundred feet away, and yet, here they were…”

Clearing up a cloudy view of phytoplankton's role in the climate system

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Clearing up a cloudy view of phytoplankton's role in the climate system

Phytoplankton - tiny plant-like organisms drifting through the great, vast ocean - are barely visible to the naked eye, and some are visible only through a microscope. Yet, when they are thriving, it is possible to see them from as far away as space. Their location is marked by swirling patterns of bright blues and greens that give the ocean a slick, marbled appearance, like oil on water.


Designing the climate observing system of the future

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Designing the climate observing system of the future

A new study suggests that targeted investments in expanding climate observing systems could return trillions of dollars in benefits in the decades to come. 

Do Not Disturb: Quiet, unmanned planes may help NOAA survey marine mammals

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Do Not Disturb: Quiet, unmanned planes may help NOAA survey marine mammals

NOAA and University of Alaska researchers recently tested a promising technology to survey Steller sea lions -- unmanned aircraft.

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