Shaojie presents his research on sun glint requirements for oil film detection at the 2016 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Conference in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Chuanmin Hu)

Grad Student Sun Uses Sun Glint to Assess Oil Spills

Those who have ever photographed the ocean on a sunny day have likely noticed how the reflected sunlight made the water gleam, often distorting the image. Shaojie Sun has quantified this phenomenon, called “sun glint,” to help address a longstanding limitation in scientists’ ability to assess oil seeps and spills using satellite imagery.

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Summer 2016 – Note from the Research Board Chair

Summer 2016 – Note from the Research Board Chair – JULY 29, 2016 (From Summer 2016 Newsletter) Dr. Rita Colwell, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University Women in Oil Spill Science and Those Recruited Through the GoMRI Program Historically women have not played a major role in oceanography and oil spill research, mainly because…

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