NASA Earth Blog #4

By Carol Rasmussen How We Became CORAL Scientists Posted on June 16, 2016 at 4:38 pm by sreiny. Coral Reef Airborne Laboratory (CORAL) scientists Michelle Gierach and Eric Hochberg identify reef locations for study at Kaneohe Bay on Oahu, Hawaii. Credit: NASA/James...

NASA Earth Blog #3

By Carol Rasmussen Looking for a Few Cloudless Hours Posted on June 14, 2016 at 3:27 pm by sreiny. Kaaawa Valley, near Kaneohe Bay on the island of Oahu, on an overcast day. Credit: NASA/James Round Most offices in Honolulu were closed Friday, June 10, for King...

NASA Earth Blog #2

By Carol Rasumussen In an Airborne Campaign, Why Boats? Posted on June 10, 2016 at 1:59 pm by sreiny.   As boat operations begin on Tuesday, June 7, Brandon Russell (University of Connecticut) drops the inherent optical properties “cage” into the water....

NASA Earth Blog #1

By Carol Rasmussen CORAL Mission Starts Work in Hawaii NASA EARTH·THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016 Even in dark glasses, Eric Hochberg is squinting a little in brilliant sunlight glinting from a green ocean. He is driving a research boat across Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, on...

Coral Facts May 1-22

By Ali Hochberg Fact for the week of May 1, 2016: Despite their importance for human economies and societies, as well as marine ecosystems, coral reefs only cover less than 1% of the ocean floor.  Fact for the week of May 8, 2016: Charles Darwin is credited with...