Jiwei Li and Dr. Qian Yu refinine remote sensing of dissolved organic carbon in waterways

Autumn scene of wooded hills just past peak color, with tannin-colored Deerfield River in foreground.

A pond full of decaying oak leaves soon turns as brown as tea. Eventually, much of that rotting organic matter is released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. Now, a new study by graduate student Jiwei Li and Dr. Qian Yu could improve scientists’ ability to track such emissions by improving how satellites detect dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in freshwater. Read more...

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