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NASA NAAMES PROJECT ANNUAL MEETING AT OSU

The NASA North Atlantic Aerosol and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES) is a 5-year project involving ship, aircraft, autonomous, and satellite observations and modeling that aims to improve understanding of ocean phytoplankton annual biomass cycles and how ocean ecosystem properties influence aerosols and clouds in the overlying atmosphere.  The NAAMES project is now in its 2nd year and has already completed 2 of its 4 field campaigns.  Over the coming year, the project has scheduled and ‘intermission period’ where results from the first two campaigns will be intensively studied to evaluate progress toward addressing the NAAMES science objectives and to identify any unforeseen issues or measurements that need to be addressed during the final 2 field campaigns.  From August 2 to August 4, 2016, the NAAMES science team gathered at the OSU Memorial Union building for their annual meeting and to define plans and activities for the upcoming intermission period.  It is anticipated that some of the very first scientific results from the project will be published this coming year.