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NASA Grant for Carbon Research Awarded to Earth Institute

As part of its mission to fund scientific research that will provide a global census of various forms and quantities of carbon and the natural and man-made factors that regulate carbon, NASA recently announced a $671,000 grant to Ajit Subramaniam, a Doherty Associate Research Scientist with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, part of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

Subramaniam's research will map dissolved organic carbon in Eastern United States coastal waters using ocean color satellite data. The research goal is to develop organic carbon maps for the East Coast that will allow for researchers to explore location and time variability as well as long-term changes, if any. "This is crucial to know because carbon dioxide is thought to be an important greenhouse gas that plays a key role in climate change," Subramaniam said.

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Published: Sep 09, 2004
Last modified: Jan 10, 2005

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