Rik Wanninkhof

Position
Oceanographer, NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
Role
External Collaborator
Office Phone
Office
NOAA/AOML, 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami FL 33149
Bio/Description

Interests

The oceanic inorganic carbon cycle with a focus on the anthropogenic perturbation thereof

Biography

Rik Wanninkhof is an oceanographer at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory of NOAA in Miami FL, USA.  He studies the oceanic inorganic carbon cycle with a focus on the anthropogenic perturbation thereof.  He has done extensive research on the transfer of carbon dioxide across the air-water interface.  He research portfolio is comprised of several sustained observations projects including:

a. Measurements of partial pressure of CO2 from ship of opportunity funded by the Climate Observation Division NOAA Climate Program Office.  He leads the effort that involves PI’s from four different institutions and 14 ships of opportunity, making it the largest consolidated effort in the world. The focus is on characterization surface water CO2 levels and sea-air CO2 fluxes.

b. GOship repeat hydrography that detects changes in anthropogenic CO2 in the ocean and natural and climate induced variability on decadal time scales by repeat occupations of global ocean transects.  The effort is funded by the Climate Observation Division NOAA Climate Program Office.

c. Coastal Ocean Acidification Monitoring of Gulf Coasts and East Coast. This new program utilizes moorings, ships of opportunity, and research cruises to characterize the ocean acidification trends along the East and Gulf Coast. The effort is sponsored by the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program.

Wanninkhof will participate in SOCCOM as an external collaborator.