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The CEMACS Experiment

We constructed an instrumented platform in the tropical coastal location at the Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS) of Universiti Sains Malaysia. CEMACS is situated in the national forest reserve on the tropical coast of Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Atmosphere-ocean flux exchanges drive the weather and climate engines and the global cabon-moisture cycle. Although anthropogenic carbon emissions have increased significantly over the past half-century, scientists also found that the oceans and seas have more than doubled their carbon absorption. Due to climate change, climate models predict an increase in sea surface temperature, which could decrease the carbon uptakes of the ocean. We can determine the mechanism responsible for these uptakes through direct measurements of carbon and moisture fluxes, which is critical in improving climate models.

We provide updated plots of half-hourly 24-hour flux and weather data in the link in the navigation bar. Please contact us to inquire about our work or request data by e-mail or by visiting Yusri Yusup's website.




This research is funded by the Universiti Sains Malaysia Research University Grant No. 1001/PTEKIND/811316 and Bridging Grant 2018 Grant No. 304.PTEKIND.6316289.

Some of the sensors used are contributed by Elite Scientific Instruments Sdn Bhd. A-LG-03, Block A, Serdang Perdana Selatan, Section 1, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia Tel.: +603 89456100; +603 89454613 (Office) | Fax.:+603 8945 7100 | E-mail: