For this 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 at the tropical coast of Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Atmosphere-sea flux exchanges drive the weather and climate engines and the
global cabon-moisture cycle. Although anthropogenic carbon emissions have increased significantly
for the past half-century, scientists also found that the oceans and seas have more than
doubled its absorption of carbon. Due to climate change, climate models predict an increase
in sea surface temperature, which could decrease the carbon uptakes of the ocean and sea.
Through direct measurements of carbon and moisture fluxes, we can determine the mechanism
responsible for these uptakes, critical in improving the 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
enquire about our work or to request data by e-mail
or by visiting
Yusri Yusup's website
For the daily report of the previous day measurements, click here ->