Joseph Majkut, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Joe's recent research has focused on estimating the historical air-sea flux of carbon dioxide, particularly anthropogenic carbon. In the last 30 years a lot has been learned about what the average flux into the ocean has been, but assessing trends and variability in the signal is much harder. Currently, making a good estimate of where the flux may be changing is not possible. Joe is using a combination of ocean circulation models and statistical methods to extract as much information as possible out of the available measurements and create precise estimates of the flux and the associated uncertainties.