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.