|RI STAC: Bringing Planktonic Holograms to Life
Melissa Omand (URI/GSO) and Tom Sgouros (Brown/CCV)
The Holoyurt project will further the identification and analysis of phytoplankton using a laser-holographic microscope. We are developing a method of estimating the carbon content of the suspended phytoplankton in the water, something that is only possible now through laborious chemical analysis of water samples. Ben Knorlein, a CCV visualization scientist, will accompany Professor Melissa Omand on a four-week Pacific expedition on the Research Vessel Falkor in January to fine-tune the software.
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