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Characterizing the Effects of Atmospheric, Hydrophysical and Geological Factors on Biological Productivity of Oceanic Waters Surrounding The Republic of South Africa (Plankton-Linza-SA)


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Experiment Overview

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Brief Summary

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Principal Investigator(s)

  • , Oceanographic Institute, Russia
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    Sponsoring Space Agency

    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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    Research Benefits

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    ISS Expedition Duration

    December 2001 - June 2002

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    Previous ISS Missions

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview

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    Obtaining experimental data characterizing the effects of atmospheric, hydrophysical and geological factors on biological productivity of oceanic waters surrounding the Republic of South Africa. Obtaining geological information needed for prediction and additional prospecting on the African territory.

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    Space Applications

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    Earth Applications

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    Operational Requirements

    Cameras and video recording devices.

    Operational Protocols

    Search for biologically productive areas of the ocean, a study of underwater topography near African coast. Development of methods for digital photography of geological structures at low sun elevations over local horizon and different viewing angles. A study of topography in the area of known mineral deposits in order to search for promising geological structures outside these deposits using the identified indicative signs.

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    Results/More Information

    The results of a comprehensive processing of materials obtained during the mission, making use of archive space data and measurements from ships will allow to evaluate the role and scope of effects the atmospheric, hydrophysical and geological factors have on biological production processes in the waters of the oceans surrounding African coast.

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