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EXPORTS is a scoping study for a major NASA field campaign.
The Science Definition Team (SDT) has been tasked with providing assistance to NASA in developing an Implementation Plan for the EXPORTS scientific field campaign. This plan will include a reasonably detailed study design or implementation options with a modular approach, and a description of required field and remote sensing observations, required field infrastructure, logistics, technologies, modeling, and data management capabilities.
The SDT is currently finalizing their recommendation on an Implementation Plan, which will be presented to the scientific community and further discussed during the 2016 OCB Summer Workshop.
Goal: Predict the export and fate of ocean Net Primary Production (NPP) from satellite and other observations.
Hypothesis: Carbon export from the euphotic zone and its fate within the twilight zone can be predicted knowing characteristics of the surface ocean ecosystem.