Yibin Huang joined the MBARI Marine Biogeochemistry Group led by Andrea Fassbender in May 2020 as a University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) Visiting Student. In September 2020, Yibin will become a UCSC postdoctoral fellow in the group. Yibin is working on an NSF-funded project associated with NASA EXPORTS that uses the data from multiple biogeochemical profiling floats, a mooring, and ships in the eastern subarctic Pacific to constrain upper-ocean tracer budgets to quantify carbon cycling and export over multiple years. The goal of the project is to improve understanding of biological carbon pump and its predictability from remote sensing.
Yibin’s research interests are centered around biogeochemical cycles in the ocean, with the objective constraining the mechanism governing the carbon and oxygen cycling in the context of a changing climate. Towards this challenge, Yibin combines a wide spectrum of scientific approaches including deck incubations, biogeochemical sensor data from autonomous platforms, satellite observations, as well as statistical and biogeochemical modeling. These integrated approaches enable us to determine the current rate at which the ocean exchanges carbon dioxide with the atmosphere due to physical, chemical, and biological processes.
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