Phytoplankton Pigment Post Doc Available

James Yungel 1093 yungel at
Fri Jan 13 10:29:23 EST 1995

A vacancy is available for a postdoctoral fellow at NASA  Goddard
Space  Flight  Center's Wallops Flight Facility in  the  Airborne
Oceanographic Lidar (AOL) program.  The AOL is a remote sensing
instrument capable of measuring laser-induced fluorescence
spectra from chromophoric dissolved organic matter and certain
pigments contained in marine phytoplankton.  The AOL also
acquires concurrent passive spectra for use in the development of
oceanic radiance models and satellite retrieval algorithms.
Position Description:  Investigate optical properties of
phycourobilin and phycoerythrobilin pigments contained in marine
phytoplankton as it relates to the remote detection of these
pigments from laser excited fluorescence spectra and passive
ocean color spectra.  Areas of research include the establishment
of optimal fluorescence excitation and emission wavelengths for
these pigments, development of laser-induced fluorescence-to-
concentration methodology, and the determination of the specific
absorption coefficient for these pigments in various algal hosts.
Interested candidates should email a brief description of
experience in related research and interest in the position to:
hoge at
The position has been advertised by Universities Space Reseach
Association (USRA) in AGU's weekly newpaper, EOS, in the
December 27, 1994 issue.  Applicants should follow the
application protocol provided in that ad.

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